Grant Programs

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Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
612-625-CTSI (2874)

Deb Hendricks
Assistant Director of Community-engaged Research Programs

CTSI has four grant programs for research projects that address important Minnesota health issues, and involve the community: 

Community Health Collaborative Grants, awarded annually to stimulate new research in the area of community and population health.

Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants, awarded annually to support research conducted using the U of M’s Driven to Discover Research Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

Child Health Collaborative Grant Award, awarded to support research partnerships between the University and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota that address health issues affecting children in Minnesota.

Since 2010, CTSI has awarded $1.5 million to various community-engaged research projects.

Dissemination and Implementation Awards, awarded to research teams so they can apply research to the real world, with the ultimate goal of improving human health. 

Additionally CEARCH supports community members and organizations interested in developing ideas and partnerships to address health in Minnesota communities through two funding programs:


Other CTSI grant opportunities         Grant opportunities outside of CTSI

Grantee spotlight

Grantee spotlight: Aaron KellyCTSI pilot grant helps lead to millions in funding for University-Children's research team.

Our impact

Community-University research teams supported by CTSI are making a difference with their research, from influencing public policy to garnering coverage in high-profile media outlets.