Join our charge in finding new solutions to vexing health care issues to help create a Minnesota-wide impact that moves knowledge to patients, and advance interprofessional education and clinical care.
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.
Maximum award: $100,000
Length of award: 1 year
Eligibility: All paid, full-time faculty
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The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is a state of Minnesota funded initiative that provides support for innovative research conducted by collaborative teams from the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. Since its inception in 2004, the state has committed ~ $143,000,000 to the Partnership. The Partnership Research Grant program is a yearly funding opportunity that provides support for innovative research proposals across the entire spectrum of biomedical and health care research. The application must be a joint project that requires collaboration between the two institutions, that could otherwise not be conducted individually. Successful completion of a funded project is expected to lead to additional federal funding (i.e., NIH) and/or development of a commercializable product or initiation of a clinical trial.
Advancing regenerative medicine research, education, industries, and care delivery to patients. Establishing Minnesota at the forefront of regenerative medicine science and practice.
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.
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