Current Funding Opportunities

Upcoming deadlines

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

Contact us

Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
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.

N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)

Application instructions:

Please submit forms to the Program Manager, Jodi Fenlon Rebuffoni, at

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.


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. 


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

Child Health Collaborative Grant Program

This funding program supports community-university pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities.

Awards are designed to stimulate high-impact research that ultimately leads to health improvements, while building and sustaining long-term partnerships between University of Minnesota researchers and community representatives, including nonprofits, healthcare providers, and community advocates.

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) due Oct. 8, 2019, 5pm CST
  • Full proposals (by invitation only) due Dec. 17, 2019, 5pm CST
  • Funding decision announced Feb. 25, 2020
Application instructions: