Funding opportunities

October 21, 2011

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute just announced a $26 million Pilot Projects Grants Program ($13M per year for 2 years) that will support approximately 40 awards. Funding may be requested for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year for up to two years.

October 19, 2011

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) releases its first Research Services Pilot Funding Program Request for Proposals (RFP). This program is designed to increase the competitiveness of UMN investigators for extramural funding. An RFP will be issued twice each year: in October (funding expected to begin in January) and in April (funding expected to begin in July).

October 6, 2011

The CTSI KL2 Scholars Program supports new clinical and translational research investigators through a three-year mentored training program. CTSI recently announced new recipients, beginning in fall 2011 and early spring 2012.

August 31, 2011

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S.citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

August 31, 2011

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund recently posted two funding opportunities. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award supports innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Deadline is Oct. 7. Applications do not require preliminary data or detailed budgets and provide up to $2.5 million over 5 years. Read RFA-RM-11-004 for detailed instructions on how to apply.

August 15, 2011

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has released their 2011 Request for Research Proposals, offering up to $3 million in total costs. Awards of any size will be considered; most proposals will be in the $200,000 to $1,000,000 range.

July 5, 2011

The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for the KL2 Scholars Program, a three-year mentored training program for junior investigators. The program offers 75% salary support, a mentoring team, formal training, and networking opportunities.

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