Research Opportunities

students doing research

Training grants

Graduate student opportunities are expanded at the University of Minnesota through funding from NIH and NSF training grants, which are awarded to faculty and graduate programs.

These grants are highly competitive and must be renewed via competitive reviews every five years. Renewal depends on demonstrating successful training of the predoctoral students receiving support, so the grants represent the commitment of the graduate faculty to the retention, graduation and career success of our students.

Here's a comprehensive list of currently funded training grants in biomedical sciences. Grants without a link do not have a website: 

Biomedical Discovery District

The University of Minnesota’s Biomedical Discovery District is a complex of the most advanced research buildings found anywhere in the country. Within the five buildings that form the district, researchers pursue discoveries that will change the face of health care now and throughout the future.