January 2012 Archives

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is pleased to announce two pilot
funding opportunities designed to support the broad spectrum of translational
science research at the University of Minnesota and in our communities.

The Community Collaborative Grants Program supports research that solves problems in translating clinical and health-related scientific knowledge into meaningful changes in practice, with the goals of improved health outcomes and/or reduced costs. This funding is intended to stimulate outstanding new pilot research that 1) involves strong community-university collaborations and 2) addresses important issues identified by community and 3) holds the promise of developing into long-term research and evaluation projects that will attract larger grants from NIH or other federal, state, or private funding agencies.

Key Dates

  • Optional Letter of Interest due February 22, 2012
  • Full applications due April 16, 2012
  • Awards announced in June 2012

Visit the Office of Community Engagement for Health page for more information and to download the Requests for Applications (RFA).


The Translational Research Grants Program supports and facilitates the highest quality translational research, with a goal of making definitive progress toward positively impacting human health in Minnesota and the nation. Applications must be focused on T1 human research, or human-relevant translational or clinical research with the potential to impact human health and/or disease. T1 research tests findings derived from basic research for clinical effects and/or applicability, and yields knowledge about human disease origin and progression and the potential for prevention and/or treatment.

Key Dates

  • Applications due March 15, 2012.
  • Awards announced in May 2012.

Visit the CTSI Funding Opportunities page for more information and to download the RFA.

CTSI's pilot funding and career development programs support the continuum of research--from investigation through discovery and into real-life community practice--linking the most basic research to practical improvements in human health.

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Join Dr. Cathy Jordan,  Executive Director of the Children, Youth, and Family Consortium and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, to learn about best practices for community engagement, CTSI's collaborative grant program, and how to connect with colleagues in the community.

The workshop will include discussion about the principles of community engagement and the continuum of community-engaged research models. CTSI staff will provide an overview of the services and funding opportunities to assist investigators in conducting this kind of research.

When: Tuesday, January 31
           Noon - 1 pm

Where: 717 Delaware St. SE
            Room 105

A light lunch will be served.