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The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences serve as the sponsors of the CPD, which includes University staff and external advisors with proven drug-development experience.
The CPD provides guidance and funding, with potential matching funds from philanthropic and industry partners. Funded technologies will have demonstrated persuasive indicators of commercial success and will show potential for improving human health.
March 9 (noon): Mandatory letters of interest due
- Supports health research collaborations between University of Minnesota investigators and individuals or groups from outside the University, such as nonprofits, health care providers, and community advocates.
- Anticipates awarding $25,000-47,500 per project.
- Partner-matching support is available to help community members find University researchers with complementary skills and expertise, as well as connect University researchers to community collaborators.
N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)
Researchers can now access CTSI’s Community Research Van, a new mobile health lab designed to help University of Minnesota research teams conduct health studies in the five-state area.
The van is available at no cost to researchers, and features a laptop, space for private interviews, and equipment for measuring height, weight, cholesterol, heart rates, body composition, and blood sugar. Requests to use the van will be accepted on a continuous basis from researchers who wish to conduct studies that address human health issues.