Child Health Collaborative Grant Award Program Releases 2015 RFA

Published by CTSI on December 22, 2015

CTSI, in partnership with the University’s Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, is now accepting applications for its second cycle of the Child Health Collaborative Grant Awards. The groups teamed up in 2014 to create this grant program as part of a broader effort to support research partnerships among community and University child health researchers. 

The program supports collaborative research that addresses important, unmet child health issues in Minnesota by developing and translating innovative, evidence-based health improvement strategies. Ultimately, the program aims to improve the health of children and adolescents throughout the state.

Applicants must involve at least two co-principal investigators: one from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and one from the University of Minnesota. The application also must demonstrate active engagement with and input from an investigator based in the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics. Proposals can be based on active partnerships, but applications that generate new partnerships are strongly encouraged. Junior investigators are also encouraged to apply.

Mandatory letters of intent are due by January 29, 2016. Investigative teams will then be invited to submit a full application. One award will be funded, with a two-year budget period spanning July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The program will consider total budget requests of up to $200,000.

To learn more about the Child Health Collaborative Grant Award, download the RFA, and view other current CTSI funding opportunities on its website. 

After reviewing the materials, please contact CTSI Child Health Champion Mark R. Schleiss, MD, for additional insights and suggestions to create a successful proposal: (612) 626-9913 (office), (612) 356-4699 or, or contact CTSI or 612-625-2874.

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