CTSI Releases Three RFAs for UMN and Community Researchers to Advance Health Research

Published by CTSI on November 25, 2015

CTSI is now accepting applications for three of its 2016 funding and career development programs, including:

  • Driven to Discover Community Health Research Grants Program that support data collection for pilot research and evaluation projects from the 1.8 million people attending the Minnesota State Fair to ultimately address Minnesota human health issues. 

    CTSI will award up to five $2,500-$5,000 grants. Letters of Intent will be accepted from University of Minnesota or community investigator or UMN/community organization collaborators. CTSI staff will be available to help identify either University or community partners for any proposed projects. Optional LOIs are due by 5 pm, Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 with full proposals due by 5 pm, January 8, 2016. 

  • Pathways to Research Program (PReP), formerly Undergraduate Research Program, that provides undergraduate students with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science and health equity research through a structured core curriculum, a mentored research project, weekly research seminars, small group discussions, and a final poster presentation. 

    Up to 10 students from undergraduate populations will be selected and will receive a stipend of approximately $424 per week for full-time engagement between May 30 and August. 19, 2016. Students are eligible regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Applications are due Noon, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. 
  • Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP), formerly Advanced Research Program, that provides current professional health sciences students research training through a structured core curriculum, mentored research projects, weekly research seminars, and a final poster presentation. 

    Up to 10 students will be selected and will receive a stipend of approximately $560 per week between May 30 and August 19, 2016. Applicants must be University of MInnesota professional health sciences students with interest in clinical or translational research. Students are eligible regardless of citizenship or immigration status, and those from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Noon, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. 

In addition, CTSI offers three funding programs that accept applications on a continuous basis: The Committee for Pharmaceutical Development (CPD), the Translational Technologies and Resources Core Usage Funding Program, and the Community Research Van. 

Go to CTSI’s website for more information and application details for all of these funding and career development programs.

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