UMN CTSI and Mayo Clinic Announce Collaborative Funding Opportunity

Published by CTSI on February 7, 2012

The University of Minnesota's Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Mayo Clinic)'s Center for Translational Science Activities are pleased to announce the inaugural cycle of a new, competitive award program that will support joint projects from both institutions. The overall goal of this funding mechanism is to establish long-term collaborations between both Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded organizations by building on expertise and infrastructure unique to each institution and generating pilot data that can be used to support extramural grant applications.

This initial round of the Shared University of Minnesota and MAyo Clinic CTSA Award (SUMMA Award) will solicit focused projects that allow investigators to produce pilot data and demonstrate feasibility for projects that examine issues important to community health. Examples of methodologies include health services research, epidemiology, community-engaged and community-placed participatory research, comparative effectiveness research, dissemination and implementation research and practice-based research.

Download the SUMMA Award Request for Applications (RFA)


  • Requires a Principal Investigator from the University of Minnesota and from Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  • Funding up to $60,000 in direct costs is available for each award, for a duration of one year 

Key dates:

  • Letters of Intent due by April 1, 2012
  • Invited full applications are due by June 1, 2012
  • Awards will commence in September 2012


University of Minnesota researchers may contact Dr. Tucker LeBien at or Andrea Leinberberger-Jabari at

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