Current Funding Opportunities


Upcoming deadlines

April 5 (by 5pm): Translational Grant Program mandatory letters of intent (LOIs) due

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

Contact us

Melissa Hansen
Research Navigator
612-625-CTSI (2874)

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

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 specific to rare diseases.

  • April 5 (by 5pm): Mandatory letters of intent (LOIs) due; submitted via REDCap
  • April 24 (or earlier): Invitations to submit full proposals issued.
  • May 31 (by 5pm): Full proposal due.
  • August: Awards announced.
  • Oct. 2: Anticipated award start date.