Funding Programs

ODAT has supported 65+ University of Minnesota translational research projects by awarding over $3.2 million in research funds. 

CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has several funding programs to support investigators in the early stages of translational research:

Supports basic science research in the early stages of translation, with the overarching goal of improving human health.

Helps faculty researchers bring therapeutics from basic research into clinical practice via funding and strategic guidance.

Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation

Provides funding for the development of novel pediatric medical device technologies that address unmet medical needs submitted by members of the community. 

Provides kickstarter funding and operational support to University and industry teams collaboratively developing pediatric devices.

Supports the development of pediatric medical devices, with the goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions. Program includes expert guidance and funding for direct expenses related to product development efforts. Program must include a University of Minnesota faculty collaborator.

Supports the advancement of projects that have the potential to be commercialized, such as projects that aim to form a start-up company or create a license agreement with an established commercial entity.