Minnesota Partnership Announces Decade of Discovery in Diabetes RFP

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics was formed in 2003 as a unique collaborative venture among Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, and State of Minnesota. The idea was born out of a desire to elevate Minnesota’s position in the area of bioscience research.

The Decade of Discovery is a statewide initiative from the Minnesota Partnership designed to prevent, optimally treat, and ultimately cure Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It is focused on goal directed research that can be quickly translated into clinical applications and contributing to more effective diabetes care delivery and prevention programs.

2013 Request for Proposals: Details and Instructions for Faculty
Approximately $2 million in total awards will be made in 2013. Applications of varying size will be considered as long as all criteria are met. It is anticipated that up to three applications will be funded. Applications should closely align with the research priorities of the Decade of Discovery:

  • Drug discovery
  • Cell biology-based therapies
  • Devices

Also, note that an applying research team must include a principal investigator or co-principal investigator from either the University of Minnesota or Mayo Clinic.

RFP Deadline
The letter of intent is due March 4, 2013. Full proposals will be invited from selected applicants and will be due May 13, 2013. Letters of intent should be sent electronically as a single .pdf or .doc file to:

Amanda Lambrecht
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
University of Minnesota

More Information
For detailed information about eligibility, the application process, reporting requirements, etc., visit the Decade of Discovery website.

If you have further questions about this funding opportunity, contact:

Betsy Seaquist, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology
University of Minnesota

Steven Smith, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology
Mayo Clinic

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