Sources of Funding for Faculty and Postdocs
|Featured institutional and external funding opportunities for UMN faculty and postdoctoral scholars|
Resource: Internal Funding Opportunities
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
International Travel Grants
Faculty and P&A staff can apply for funding to support travel for research, curriculum development, conferences, or initial project phases.
Office of the Vice President for Research
The Artist-in-Residence program allows artists to collaborate with scientists to benefit both science and art, spurring creative thinking and innovation. Awards of $25K each with two awards anticipated for 2024. Application opens August 14.
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs
Global Engagement Grants
These grants ($1,500 to $15,000) support work that includes pilot projects, travel, or capacity-building activities such as educational programs, curriculum development, or technical training. The goal of the program is to help advance socially responsible global health work that emphasizes mutual partnership and equity.
Early Innovation Fund
The fund supports short-term projects that advance early-stage innovations, providing $3,000 to $10,000 per project to advance the technology readiness of an innovation through a variety of means. Open to all UMN researchers and employees, including faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff. An online information session Tuesday, October 31, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. will provide an overview of the program and answer questions. All are welcome, and registration is not required.
Office of Academic Clinical Affairs
ODAT Translational Research Funding
Deadline: proposals accepted on a continuous basis
Turn your innovation into a product, service, or approach that improves human health with support from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT). Funding areas of interest include health equity and accessibility, pediatrics, and rural health.
MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Research Fellowship
Fellowships in neuromodulation are funded by MnDRIVE Brain Conditions. The yearlong fellowships will be awarded to outstanding doctoral students, postdoctoral trainees, and residents/clinical fellows pursuing research in neuromodulation. Projects with an industry partner are encouraged (but not required).
Limited Extramural Funding
The Limited Extramural Funding list features opportunities that require university coordination. A few opportunities are highlighted below. For more information or to list a new opportunity, contact OVPR Research Advancement at [email protected].
Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation
Johnson and Johnson
W. M. Keck Foundation
Check out the NIH Matchmaker tool
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When in doubt, reach out – NIH staff are there to help you navigate the grants process!
Industry Funding & Partnerships
Takeda, PepsiCo, and Corteva are currently seeking research partners. See new opportunities on the Halo website.
Private Foundation Funding
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Private Foundation RFP list includes a wide range of funding opportunities that are currently available from private funders and foundations.
Funding opportunities from professional societies and foundations.
Human Immunome Project
The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants
Awards of $150,000 to support early-career investigators working to significantly advance human immunology and vaccine and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.
2024 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Awards of $50,000 to young, immigrant biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT FUND RESEARCH
A number of extramural funding opportunities are available for those interested in cancer-related research. A sampling of external funding agencies can be found below.
Other Funding Resources
University Libraries - The University Libraries provides resources for getting started with searching for funding and using reference databases, such as Pivot, SPIN, and the Foundation Directory Online (FDO).