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Funding Opportunities

CCaTS offers several programs that provide intramural funding for clinical research at Mayo Clinic.

  • Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards — The Mayo Clinic Benefactor-Funded Research Career Development Awards aim to support junior faculty members in their efforts to become independent clinical and translational investigators or established investigators interested in a new career path. Each year, opportunities are available in a number of specialty areas. These awards are made possible through benefactor gifts.
  • Career Transition Awards in Clinical/Translational Research — This program provides support to junior faculty in their efforts to become independent clinical/translational investigators. CCaTS will provide up to $50,000 for one grant year that may be used at the discretion of the awardee for salary support and research expenses consistent with NIH guidelines. Up to two awards per year will be made depending on the merit of the applications received and the available funds.
  • CCaTS-CBD Pilot Awards for Team Science — CCaTS and the Center for Biomedical Discovery (CBD) support Pilot Awards to help develop clinical-basic partnerships in translational projects that have the potential to impact the clinical practice and enhance team science at Mayo Clinic. CCaTS-CBD awards up to six grants of $75,000 (direct costs) for one year.
  • CCaTS Early Stage Investigator Award — This program aims to fund studies, particularly those led by junior faculty, that have a high likelihood of generating preliminary data for successful NIH grant applications in the future. Awardees have access to all CCaTS facilities, including the Clinical Research and Trials Unit (CRTU) and core laboratories.
  • Community Health: Assessment and Improvement Measures Program (CHAMP) — This program seeks to improve and promote the health of the community by disseminating and implementing new tools and programs of proven efficacy, addressing barriers to implementation of effective therapies, or developing new and sustainable community health interventions.
  • Small Grants Program — This program provides funding to departments/divisions for clinical and translational research projects that require only limited resources ($5,000-$10,000). Allocations are made directly to each clinical department/division based on number of staff employed. Departments/divisions utilize their own research committees to provide peer review and to grant individual awards.
  • Translational Product Development Fund — This program aims to improve the lives of Minnesota citizens by translating research discoveries into new therapies and treatment approaches for patients


  • Sue J. Rubow
    • Scientific Review Program Manager
    • Phone: 507-255-7089
  • March 1, 2017
  • ART730778