Funding Opportunities

Internal Grants Open for Applications

Masonic Cross-Departmental Grants in Children's Health Research

Letter of Intent Due: Monday, August 26, 2019
Proposal Due: Monday, September 30, 2019

The Masonic Cross-Departmental grants are intended to support new or expanding interdisciplinary research in Children's Health that is innovative and has a high potential for future funding and discovery. 

Link to RFP (Cross-Departmental Grants)

Boston Scientific Innovators Fund

Proposals Due: Monday, October 7th, 2019

The Boston Scientific Innovators Fund will continue to drive breakthrough research and care, and support University of Minnesota researchers who demonstrate a promising track record for novel approaches advancing early stage ideas. The fund would make possible inventive projects and clinical trials, to find new treatments and cures for children’s cardiovascular disease.

Link to RFP (Boston Scientific Innovators Fund)

Progressive Grants

STAGE 3 Due: Monday, March 16, 2020

The Department of Pediatrics Research Council is pleased to announce a new funding mechanism to provide support for impactful, innovative ideas. The competition is organized into 4 Stages, with each subsequent Stage awarding progressively larger, but fewer, grants. Each Stage will have progressively longer timelines for completion of milestones. The timelines will be strict; no extensions will be given regardless of reason. Therefore, you must plan ahead to be ready to start, and avoid delays. 

Note: Only those who received funding in Stage 2 are eligible to apply for Stage 3.

Link to RFP (Progressive Grants)

Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities

Private Foundation RFPs in Children's Health

*If you are planning on applying for any of the above Private Foundation Grants, please contact Jonna Schnettler, Director of Development at UMF, prior to submitting applications. Jonna can be reached at

Additional Open RFAs
  • NHLBI - Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (R00 Clinical Trial Optional) - First Estimated Application Due Date January 15, 2021- SEE MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OPPORTUNITY HERE
  • Department of Defense -  CDMRP Research Funding for 2019 - SEE PRESS RELEASE HERE
 Links to Funding Websites

Application Period Closed

Application Period Closed

Departmental Support for Research Publication Costs

Applications are looked at 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.

Link to Application Instructions (Publication Support)

NIH Help Videos 

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