Three CTSI Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

U of M and community researchers now have new opportunities to fund their projects, thanks to three Request for Applications from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). CTSI anticipates awarding up to $795,000 in total funding to support as many as 21 research projects aimed at improving human health.

Grant programs fund a wide range of projects, from early-stage, translational research to clinical research to community-engaged research. Mandatory Letters of Interest for all programs are due by 5pm on Feb. 13, 2014, with full applications (by invitation) due April 9, 2014.

Translational Grant Program (for basic science research in the early stages of translation)
This funding program helps drive research that translates basic science discoveries into patient benefit, with the overarching goal of improving human health. In addition to funds, awarded projects will also receive a project development team with the appropriate expertise to help determine project milestones, identify key gaps, and strengthen the project's likelihood of advancing toward new therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, or treatment approaches. CTSI anticipates funding up to 8 projects, awarding each with approximately $50,000. Learn more and apply.

Research Services Pilot Funding Program (for clinical research projects)
This funding program supports focused clinical research pilot projects and is designed to poise U of M researchers for future success by providing pilot data for extramural funding and publications. Funded investigators can access a wide range of services for planning, implementing, conducting, and analyzing studies, from consultations and support to clinical facilities, staff, and procedures. CTSI anticipates funding up to 5 projects, awarding up to $25,000 each. Learn more and apply.

Community Health Collaborative Grants Program (for community-engaged research projects)
This funding program supports community-university pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. Awards are designed to stimulate high-impact research, while building and sustaining long-term partnerships between U of M researchers and community representatives. CTSI can help interested applicants identify potential research partners, and will award a total of approximately $270,000 to up to 8 proposals. Learn more and apply.

For questions or more information, please contact CTSI's Research Navigator at ctsi@umn.edu or 612.625.2874.

Leave a comment