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Funding Opportunities

Join our charge in finding new solutions to vexing healthcare issues to help create a Minnesota-wide impact that moves knowledge to patients, and advance interprofessional education and clinical care.

MN Partnership for Biotechnology & Medical Genomics

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The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is a unique collaborative venture among the Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, and State of Minnesota. The Partnership seeks to position Minnesota as a world leader in biotechnology and medical genomics applications that will result in important new medical discoveries, thereby improving health care for patients and supporting the development of new business and jobs in Minnesota.


Letter of Intent (Competitive) - August 2, 2019 
Full Proposal Submission (Invitation Only) - October 25, 2019

Contact: Jess Van Gilder |

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

OACA Faculty Research Development Grant Program

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Faculty Research Development grants are intended to support new or expanding interdisciplinary research which addresses significant clinical issues, is innovative and has a high potential for return on investment. Note that clinical issues are broad; they can range from strengthening clinical practice through the development of new tools and approaches, to responding to community health concerns and societal factors directly influencing public health and well-being. Applications can encompass a continuum from laboratory research to community-engaged/community-based research.


Competitive LOI: September 20, 2019
Full Submissions (Invitation Only): November 15, 2019

Contact: Jessica Van Gilder |

BOLD Ideas Grant

Awards for bold colaborations that address “wicked problems” that are inhibiting the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve, including, but not limited to:

  • Health disparities and influencing social determinants of health
  • Lack of access to needed health care and health promotion resources in rural Minnesota (closed hospitals/lack of providers/missing programs and needed expertise) and some urban settings (i.e., dentistry, dietitians)
  • Health care provider burnout at all levels of training and career
  • Technology that facilitates, rather than hinders, health and health care
  • Achieving new advances in health and care through broader collaboration
  • Opioid and addiction crises
  • Addressing the societal and social issues of aging well
  • Bioethical challenges resulting from the above

Contact: Bobbi Daniels |

Wallin Neuroscience Discovery Fund

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The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for early-stage ideas and creative, pioneering projects in neuroscience that otherwise may go unfunded by conventional grant-making bodies. The ultimate goal is that such proposals will lead to new or continued funding through the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation or other federal/national agencies. The Fund is particularly interested in applications that align with opportunities for large federal funding initiatives e.g., The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.

Letter of Intent: September 3, 2019
Full Application: September 23, 2019

Contact: Rosalyn Segal |

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