Grant Programs

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Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
ctsi@umn.edu
612-625-CTSI (2874)

Deb Hendricks
Assistant Director of Community-engaged Research Programs
cearch@umn.edu
612-624-4247

CTSI has four grant programs for research projects that address important Minnesota health issues, and involve the community through which more than $1.5 million has been awarded to various community-engaged research projects.

Community Health Collaborative Pilot 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.

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:

Grantee spotlight

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

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A presentation was created by 2015 Child Health Collaborative Grant recipients about their project Development of a Novel Pediatric Diabetes Education and Management Program for Somali Immigrants at a research in child health dinner forum held in April 2016. 

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.