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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: Research Grant Program

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  • Must be a joint project that the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota could not perform individually
  • Must have two faculty co-PIs; one from the Mayo Clinic and one from the University of Minnesota
  • Applications in all areas of human health, health-related and disease-related research are eligible
  • Novel applications of recent advances in biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, imaging, and bioinformatics to solve unresolved questions in human health are strongly encouraged
  • Must advance the understanding or evaluate the natural history/mechanism, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of a disease
  • Must have a high expectation for successful completion of research goals in two years
  • Expected to result in a successful NIH application (e.g., P-type, U-type or large R01) from each funded joint research project within two years of completion
  • Ideally leads to the development of a commercializable product or clinical trial


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

Contact: Jess Van Gilder |

MN Partnership for Biotechnology & Medical Genomics: Request for Research Infrastructure Proposals

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

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Advancing regenerative medicine research, education, industries, and care delivery to patients. Establishing Minnesota at the forefront of regenerative medicine science and practice.

Discovery Science Grants, Translational Research Grants and Clinical Trial Grants are now open; proposals due 11/4/2019; awards announced 1/20/2020.


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 |

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

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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

Submissions on-line via REDcap: January 10, 2020
Recipients will be notified by February 10, 2020

Contact: Bobbi Daniels |

Additional Funding Opportunities