Grant Programs

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Address important Minnesota health issues with support from our grant programs.

Funding supports community-engaged research conducted by University of Minnesota researchers and community partners, such as local nonprofits, organizations, clinics, and physicians.

$3+ million awarded to community-University research collaborations in the past decade.

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Community Health Connections

  • Identify community needs and generate ideas.
  • Build partnerships.
  • Create opportunities to promote community-driven, collaborative efforts to improve community health.

Amount: Up to $2,000.

The 'U' is for You

  • Foster existing community-University research partnerships.
  • Strengthen mutual learning to improve community health.

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grant

  • Address health issues identified by community members.
  • Stimulate new research in the area of community and population health.
  • Support collaboration between community organizations and University researchers.

Amount: Up to $50,000.
Timing: Annual cycle; not currently accepting applications.

Child Health Collaborative Grant

  • Address important, unmet health issues affecting Minnesota children.
  • Support innovation that uses evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes.
  • Support research partnerships between the University of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota.

Amount: Up to $200,000.
Timing: Annual cycle; not currently accepting applications.

Contact us

cearch@umn.edu
612-625-CTSI (2874) 

Maddy Kluesner, MPP/MPH
Program Specialist
klue0050@umn.edu
612-626-9496

Darla Phillips, BS
Program Associate
phill017@umn.edu
612-626-2269