Funding Announcements

Internal Funding Announcements

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Scholars Program


  • Fund prehospital care research projects that investigate the factors driving less than optimal outcomes for trauma patients
  • Support for early career investigators


  • Graduate students, medical students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, medical fellows, and faculty at the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota-Duluth/Essentia Healthcare, Hennepin County Medical Center, North Memorial Hospital, Regions Hospital, and St. Cloud Hospital are eligible to apply


  • Access to datasets; study design, analyst, and biostatistical support
  • Mentoring
  • Funding for presentation of results at a national meeting


  • Rolling deadline
  • 6-month support with possible extension

Pilot Project Program

Overview: The Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care at the University of Minnesota (TCRTC), invites applications for pilot scale research projects with a focus on prehospital trauma care including rural trauma care, wound management, infection prevention, prolonged field care, point of injury care, and resuscitation.

Eligibility: The focus of this grant program is to support the work of early career investigators defined as within 7 years of their first academic appointment. Investigators who have received an R01 or equivalent grant are not eligible for this program.

Funding Amount and Project Period: TCRTC Pilot Project awardees along with their local mentor(s) will conduct research studies with guidance from senior TCRTC investigators.  Project costs of up to $100,000 (Direct Cost) over a 12-month period will be awarded.

Key Dates:
Applications due:  11:59 PM  February 27, 2024
Announcement of recipients: April 2, 2024 
Project start date: July 1, 2024

Link to Funding announcement


External Funding Announcements

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2023 USU-Minnesota Grant Partnership

Key Resources for MDO funding announcement (VP-24-002)

  • Funding announcement
  • Minnesota-specific webinar recording
  • Minnesota-specific webinar slides
  • Minnesota-specific Q&A and UMN pre-award guidance
  • USU-Minnesota PI Connections Google Form
  • USU-Minnesota PI Connections Responses
  • Infectious Disease Breakout Session recording, slides, and militarily relevant infectious disease report

MDO Funding Announcement Release

The Uniformed Services University (USU) Office of the Vice President for Research is offering up to $30.5M in funding for research projects that address specific healthcare and leadership focus areas of the Department of Defense. Proposed research must include collaboration with at least one of the following USU partners: University of Minnesota Medical School, Fairview Health Services, and/or Medical Alley.

Proposed research projects must be focused on one of the following topics and focus areas. Cross organizational collaborations and inclusion of trainees (medical, nursing, graduate, or undergraduate students) are encouraged:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • TBI and Secondary Injury
  • Trauma

Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement for specific areas of focus within these topics as well as the full project scope.

Pre-Release Announcement

A Pre-Release Announcement was sent on July 25th to all Center members, applicants that applied to the FY22 funding announcement, and Minnesota investigators that filled out the USU-Minnesota PI Connections Google Form.

The Pre-Release Announcement, which has the FY23 Research Topics, can be viewed here.

Finding Collaborators

We wish to facilitate identification of appropriate partners across our organizations. If you are interested in participating in the funding opportunity, please fill out this Google Form. These responses will be shared broadly to aid in team building.

Responses can be viewed here: USU-Minnesota PI Connections Responses


In the last federal budget Congress included funding for a new partnership between Minnesota (University of Minnesota Medical School, Medical Alley and Fairview) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).  We implemented this by creating a grant program aimed at health issues that impact the military, are important to our community, and where our strengths can bring impact to the field. Investigator teams were invited to apply for funding for collaborative research projects and ultimately 13 grants were awarded to teams from USU and Minnesota partners.

We are happy to announce that the Congressional budget for this year included funding for this program for 2023. We anticipate sharing the details of our process for this year in the near future. 


The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium publishes solicitations throughout the year. Active and Upcoming Solicitations can be found here


The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). A table of all announced funding opportunities can be found here (link). Non-UMN members: Please contact Amanda Hayward  ( for access.


The Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) offers funding to University of Minnesota faculty to support translational research. For more information, visit their website here

Contact for funding announcements