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:

Child Health Collaborative Grant Award

CTSI, in partnership with both UMN Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Minnesota, announces a 2020 Child Health Collaborative Grant Award “Request for Applications” (RFA) for rapid response proposals related to the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on child health in Minnesota.

The goal of this program is to foster innovation that connects novel strategies to address this historic pandemic to the development of evidence-based strategies that result in improved health outcomes for children and adolescents throughout Minnesota.

Deadlines:

Applications are now closed.

Application instructions:

Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program

A research career development program that aims to place URM underrepresented in health-related sciences junior faculty on the path to being competitive for NIH K awards.

Deadlines:
This application is now closed.
 
Application instructions:

The program is no longer accepting applications for its 2020 cohort. 

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.

Deadlines:

This application is now closed.

K-R01 Transition to Independence Program

This research career development 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:

This application is now closed.

Application instructions:

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:

This application is now closed.
Project start date: August 1, 2020

KL2 Scholars Career Development Program

The program supports the next generation of clinical and translational investigators through structured training program with a mentored, multidisciplinary translational research emphasis. 

Deadlines:

This application is now closed.

Application instructions:

Translational Grant Program

The grant program identifies and funds early-stage projects in which the primary goal is to eventually develop a new therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, or treatment approach. The 2020 RFA focuses on the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts on the healthcare system.

Deadlines:
  • Applications are now closed.
  • Full proposals due: Individual deadlines based on LOI submission and review (~4 weeks after notification of proposal invitation)
  • Awards announced: Ongoing
  • Anticipated award start date: Ongoing

Pediatric Health Innovation Programs

The goal of these programs is to support the development of pediatric health innovations with the ultimate objective of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life.

Deadlines:

This funding opportunity is an open program with no deadline

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.

Deadlines:

N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)

Application instructions:

Please contact the Program Manager, Brittni Peterson, at bmpete@umn.edu with any questions.