Minnesota Partnership issues 2011 Request for Research Proposals

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. 

Application deadline: September 30, 2011.

Criteria for funding include:

 - Must be a joint project that the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota could not perform individually
-  Applications in all areas related to human health and disease are eligible
-  Novel applications of recent advances in biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to significant issues in human health are strongly encouraged
-  Must advance the understanding of a disease or disease process
-  Must have a high expectation for success
-  Must outline goals that will be completed in two years
-  Expected to result in a successful NIH application (eg, PPG or large R01) from each funded joint research project within 2 years
-  Addresses an issue in disease prevention, diagnosis, or therapeutics
-  Leads to the development of a commercializable product (preferred)

Contact Tucker LeBien, PhD, at lebie001@umn.edu or 612-626-1422 for more information.

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