Funding Opportunities

Grant-in Aid

Agency: Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

Audience: Faculty

Details: Seed money; summer bridge fund program

Average: $33,000

Research and equipment grants

Agency: Medical School

Audience: Faculty

Details: Start up ($15,000) or bridge funding ($75,000), equipment funding

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health

Agency: Powell Center for Women's Health

Audience: Early career investigators

Details: Internal K12 grant mechanism (75% salary, $25,000 research funds)

Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics

Agency: U of M / Mayo

Audience: PI from U of M and PI from Mayo

Details: $500,000 - $1M, offered once per year.  LOI due August 31.

Minnesota Futures

Agency: Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

Audience: Faculty – new collaborative research group

Details: $250,000, Annual competition

MN Reach

Agency: Joint effort of NIH and U of M

Audience: Faculty

Details: Projects involve unmet medical need and within steps of commercialization

CTSI funding opportunities

Agency: Clinical and Translational Research Science Institute (CTSI)

Audience: Faculty

Details: Multiple deadlines

MCC funding opportunities

Agency: Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

Audience: MCC faculty

Details: Foster development of novel cancer research ideas

Cancer related funding

Agency: Sponsored on MCC site

Audience: Faculty

Details: List of agencies and foundations that support cancer research

Faculty Research Development Grants

Agency: OACA

Audience: 2 PIs – each from a different UMN college or school

Details: New or expanding interdisciplinary research; Max $200,000, 2 yr. award