New RFA to Support Child Health Research

December 18, 2014

CTSI, in partnership with the University's Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, is now accepting applications for the Child Health Collaborative Grant Award. The groups teamed up to create this new grant program as part of a broader effort to support research partnerships among community and University child health researchers.

The program supports collaborative research that addresses important, unmet child health issues in Minnesota by developing and translating innovative, evidence-based health improvement strategies. Ultimately, the program aims to improve the health of children and adolescents throughout the state.

Applicants must involve at least two co-principal investigators: one from Children's, and one from the University of Minnesota. The application also must demonstrate active engagement with and input from an investigator based in the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Pediatrics. Proposals can be based on active partnerships, but applications that generate new partnerships are strongly encouraged. Junior investigators are also encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the Child Health Collaborative Grant Award and view other current CTSI funding opportunities, visit

For additional insight and suggestions for a successful proposal, feel free to contact the program's key collaborators: Dr. Mark Schleiss, CTSI Child Health Champion, or Dr. Rob Payne of Children's. Dr. Schleiss can be reached at [email protected], 612-626-9913 (office), or 612-356-4699 (cell), while Dr. Payne can be reached at [email protected] or 612-813-6418 (office).