Funding Opportunities

Internal Grants Open for Applications 

Pediatric Resource Grant

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

The Department of Pediatrics Research Council is pleased to announce a competitive funding mechanism to support access to resources not budgeted in existing or planned studies. Data obtained from the resource must be used to support a scholarship product that will bring recognition to the Department of Pediatrics, eg. publication, external grant proposal, patent, etc.

RFP: Pediatric Resource Grants

Other Opportunities

Private Foundation RFPs in Children's Health 

Nomination Process: A one page description of the project, biosketch in NIH format, and statement of whether you identify as part of a group underrepresented in science (optional) should be emailed to Laura Klein (  by Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5 pm CST. 
Project descriptions will be reviewed by the Cancer Center Director and appointed committee to determine designation of nominee. 
Nomination Application Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5 pm CST.
Masonic Cancer Center Review and designation of final applicant: Monday, May 15, 2023.
V Foundation Full Proposal Deadline for designated nominee: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 5 pm EST.

If interested in any of these opportunities, contact Jonna Schnettler (jschnett@umn.eduat the University of Minnesota Foundation. Full list of private funding opportunities can be found HERE.

Additional Open RFAs

Links to Funding Websites

Application Period Closed

Departmental Support for Research Publication Costs

Applications are considered on a rolling basis - Support is limited to 1 paper per fiscal year (July 1- June 30) per faculty member who is a first or senior author.

Recognizing that the costs of publication have risen significantly, especially for open access journals whose fees are mandatory, the Department of Pediatrics is pleased to offer financial support to help offset research publication fees.

Application Instructions

The University libraries, as part of their commitment to open access publishing, support memberships with publishers and publications that provide UMN-affiliated authors with a discount on author publishing fees (APCs). You can find out more about the University Libraries' open access principles and the journals supported on the UMN Libraries website.