Minnesota Partnership Issues 2011 Request for Research Proposals

Published by CTSI on August 15, 2011

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has released their 2011 Request for Research Proposals, offering up to $3 million in total costs. Awards of any size will be considered; most proposals will be in the $200,000 to $1,000,000 range. 

Application deadline: September 30, 2011.

Criteria for funding include:

  • Must be a joint project that the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota could not perform individually
  • Applications in all areas related to human health and disease are eligible
  • Novel applications of recent advances in biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to significant issues in human health are strongly encouraged
  • Must advance the understanding of a disease or disease process
  • Must have a high expectation for success
  • Must outline goals that will be completed in two years
  • Expected to result in a successful NIH application (eg, PPG or large R01) from each funded joint research project within 2 years
  • Addresses an issue in disease prevention, diagnosis, or therapeutics
  • Leads to the development of a commercializable product (preferred)

Contact Tucker LeBien, PhD, at lebie001@umn.edu or 612-626-1422 for more information.

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