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Small Grants Program

Under the Small Grants Program, each clinical department/division with a Research Committee receives funds based on its number of consultant FTEs. The department/division then makes awards to individual investigators, based on the potential of the project to impact practice, the qualifications of the investigator, feasibility and scientific merit.

The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to support the development and evaluation of practice innovations or the description of current practices and outcomes. The projects must conclude within two years and should not require extensive financial resources.

Departments/divisions will be notified of their funding allocations in the first quarter of the calendar year.


  • Consultants, senior associate consultants and associate consultants II at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, are eligible for this award.


  • Protocol funding of up to $10,000 in total costs per protocol; average award is $5,000. There are no indirect expenses.
  • Capital equipment is not an allowable expense.
  • Funds must be spent within two years of award; no extensions will be granted.

Application process

Each department/division is responsible for managing its allocation and determining application submission criteria and format. Once award recipients and amounts are determined, awardees need to complete a research budget template and submit to Sue Rubow, who will finalize it and send back to the awardee for acceptance. No budget requests will be accepted after Nov. 1 of the current calendar year.

Once the budget is finalized, the department/division research chair or designee must complete this application form (must be logged in to the Mayo network) to initiate a request for an accounting activity number.


The NIH Public Access Policy requires that all publications resulting from NIH funding be uploaded to PubMed Central. CCaTS awards, including intramurally funded awards, must follow this policy. The Mayo Clinic Public Access Policy intranet site (must be logged in to the Mayo network) will guide awardees through the process of uploading publications.

Please remember to cite the Mayo Clinic CTSA grant in your publication:

This publication was made possible by the Mayo Clinic CTSA through grant number UL1 TR000135 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • April 27, 2015
  • ART533552