St. Luke’s and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus continue to work together through the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research to promote clinical research in the region and to encourage research collaboration. Over the last 23 years, 80 Whiteside grants have been awarded totaling over $1,078,000!

The Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research seeks grant applications for collaborative clinical and translational research related to preventing or treating cancer, lung disease, or heart disease. Clinical research includes, but is not limited to, studies of therapeutic interventions, disease prevention and health promotion; evaluation of diagnostic tests or strategies; behavioral studies; health services research; epidemiologic studies; outcomes research and translational research. $30,000 are available for qualified proposals to support costs deemed essential to the research project. Applications submitted in response to this announcement may be submitted for any amount but may not exceed $15,000.

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 6, 2020, with grant awards being announced in mid- December 2020.

For more information about the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research and grant application forms, click here, or call #218.249.5334.


Proposal Development Assistance

The Whiteside Institute recognizes that health care professionals may have ideas for research projects but have not formally developed these ideas into a grant proposal. Members of the Whiteside Scientific Committee are available to discuss ideas and provide guidance in proposal development. Please contact Lynsie Radovich, Ph.D. ( for further information.

View the full grant notice (PDF)