Current Funding Opportunities

Upcoming deadlines

Applications accepted on a continuous basis for the following funding programs:


Contact us

Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
ctsi@umn.edu
612-625-CTSI (2874)


Community funding opportunities

CTSI manages two funding programs to support community members and organizations interested in developing ideas and partnerships to address health in Minnesota communities. 

We are now accepting applications for the following funding programs:

Committee for Pharmaceutical Development

The goal of the Committee for Pharmaceutical Development (CPD) is to identify, develop, and commercialize pharmaceutical products by forming networks and fostering dialogue between University of Minnesota researchers and industry experts. The CPD aims to boost the success rate of therapeutic development and commercialization.
Deadlines:

N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)

Application instructions:

Please submit forms to the Program Manager, Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni, at fenl0003@umn.edu

Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative

The program serves to move pediatric medical device technologies forward to ultimately solve a current pediatric medical need through seed funding and operational support for collaborative University and industry teams.

Deadlines:

This funding opportunity is an open program with no deadline

Application instructions:

Pediatric Device Development Award Program

The program supports the development of pediatric medical devices, with the goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions. 

Deadlines:

This funding opportunity is an open program with no deadline.

Application instructions:

Please complete the Funding Request Form and submit it along with supporting documentation to the Program Manager at fenl003@umn.edu

Translational Research Development Program (TRDP)

This program supports postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees through research funds, mentorship, seminars, and ongoing support to gain significant experience with clinical and translational research. Up to two Scholars will be awarded up to $16,000 over two years. 

Deadlines:
  • Applications due Noon, Oct. 1, 2018
  • Project start date Jan. 1, 2019

Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program

This program supports URM underrepresented in health-related sciences Assistant Professors (in rank ≤ 4 years) conducting clinical or translational research through mentorship, oversight, and pilot funds to ultimately place them on the path to be competitive for NIH K awards. Up to three $50,000 awards issued.

Deadlines:
  • Applications due Noon, Oct. 1, 2018
  • Awards announced Nov. 1, 2018
  • Award start date Nov. 1, 2018
Application instructions:

K-R01 Transition to Independence Program

This program supports Assistant Professors with active K awards through mentorship, oversight, programming and pilot funds. Up to five $50,000 awards will be issued under this RFA. 

Deadlines:
  • Applications due Noon, Oct. 1, 2018
  • Award start date Nov. 1, 2018

Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grant

This funding program supports community-university pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. Up to four projects are anticipated to receive up to $50,000 each in this RFA cycle. 

Deadlines:

The mandatory LOI period has closed. Invitations to selected projects will be issued by Sept. 18 to submit full proposals by Oct. 16. 

  • Award announcements made Nov. 30, 2018
  • Funding period Jan. 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Application instructions:

See the application materials below for more information about this most recent awards cycle. 

Clinical Translational Research Services (CTRS) Pilot Funding Program

This program supports the successful planning and implementation of prospective clinical pilot studies. The program will be funded in two stages and CTRS aniticipates funding approximately two to five Stage I awards in 2018. Eligibility for Stage II funding will be contingent on successful completion of Stage I.

Deadlines:

The mandatory LOI period has closed. Invitations for full proposals will be issued to selected projects. 

  • Full proposals (by invitation only) due Noon, October 19, 2018

TL1 Program

This program provides comprehensive, flexible training for a diverse cohort of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees who are committed to a substantive and impactful career in translational research and team science.

Update: CTSI has reissued the pre-doctoral portion of its TL1 Program RFA. Additionally, information required for the LOI has been significantly abbreviated and examples of successful translational research projects have been added to the RFA to demonstrate the range of research that is considered translational.

Deadlines:

The mandotory LOI period for the post-doctoral portion of the RFA has closed.

Invitations to selected projects will be issued in September and full proposals are due by 5pm, Oct. 30, 2018. 

  • Pre- and post -doctoral full application deadline (by invite only): 5pm, Oct. 30, 2018
  • Award start date: Jan. 7, 2019
Application instructions: