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:

Pathways to Research Program (PReP)

A research training program for undergraduate students enrolled in any college or university in Minnesota, especially those from populations underrepresented in research. 


Applications due February 1, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Application instructions:

Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP)

A research training program for doctoral-level professional health sciences students and early-PhD students interested in clinical and translational research.  


Applications due February 1, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Application instructions:

Please see the A-PReP grant page for full application requirements

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. 

  • LOI Deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. (by invitation only)
  • Award Notification: May 2021
  • Start Date(s): July 1, 2021 and August 9, 2021
Application instructions:

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.


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.


N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)

Application instructions:

Please contact the Program Manager, Brittni Peterson, at with any questions.