Discovery Knows No Bounds

Discovery knows no bounds

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Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine assists the body’s own ability to heal. Cell and developmental biology, regenerative pharmacology and immunology, medicine and surgery, biotechnology, bioengineering, and other relevant fields, are brought together to develop ways to replace, restore, or regenerate damaged or malfunctioning cells, tissues, and organs to help people return to better health.
What kinds of grants are being offered?
We are offering grants for research, clinical trials, clinical care, educational programs, and businesses that promote, advance, improve, or enhance awareness of regenerative medicine.
When will the grants be released next?
Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program RFPs will be released on 1/15/2018, due on 2/12/2018, awards announced 4/10/2018
 
Research Grant RFPs will next be released in the fall (probably September) of 2018.
Can I be put on your mailing list?
Yes! Sign up at: http://www.regenmedmn.org/contact
Do I have to be in Minnesota to apply?
Yes. All grant funds must go to research, trials, businesses, and educational programs within the state of Minnesota.
How do I apply?
Download the RFPs for complete instructions on how to apply. Each RFP is accessible here.
How are the grants reviewed?

Regenerative Medicine Minnesota enlists world-renowned experts in science and medicine to thoroughly review grant proposals to ensure that the best and most promising applications are selected for funding. A list of grant reviewers for each year can be found here.

Reviewers use the nine-point NIH scale to review the grants, with one being the best score and 9 the lowest score. Reviewers are excluded from reviewing any grants with which they have declared a conflict of interest.

Can we include costs for food in an application budget?
Good question. No. Please do not include costs for food in your budget.

Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program Grants

Can a non-profit business apply for a Biobusiness Grant? NEW 1-18-2018
Yes. On January 18, 2018, RMM released a revised RFP with language that includes non-profit, as well as for-profit, companies.
What is the time frame for submitting an application?
Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program grant applications are due February 12, 2018, by 6:00 PM CST.
When will grant applicant awardees be announced?
Awardees of Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program grants will be announced on April 10, 2018.
When is the start date for grant funding?
Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program grants have different start dates depending on the kind of funding. Please refer to the individual RFPs.
How much money can applicants request?
The maximum amount of funding for Education grants is $20,000 for grades K-12, $50,000 for undergraduate, and $75,000 for graduate and post-doctoral programs. The maximum amount of funding for Biobusiness or Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation grants is $100,000. The maximum amount of funding for Clinical Care grants is $50,000.
How long is the grant period?
Each Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program grant has a funding period of one year. Previous awardees can reapply for additional funding.
Is there a limit to how many applications a Program/Project Director can submit?
There is no limit to how many applications a Program or Project Director can submit.
How many RMM grants can one Education Program Director hold at the same time?
A Program Director can hold a maximum of $75,000 in Education Program grants at one time.
How many Program/Project Directors can hold a single grant?
Only one person can be listed as a Program or Project Director per grant.

Research Grants

What is the time frame for submitting an application?
Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, and Education Program RFPs will be due on 2/12/2018, by 6:00 PM CDT
When will grant applicant awardees be announced?
Awardees of Discovery Science, Translational Research, and Clinical Trial grants were announced January 8, 2018.  
When is the start date for grant funding?
This is dependent on the year of the RFP and will be updated in the next grant cycle.
How much money can applicants request?
The maximum amount of funding for Discovery Science and Translational Research grants is $125,000 per year.  The maximum amount of funding for Clinical Trial grants is $250,000 per year.
How long is the grant period?
The maximum grant period for Discovery Science, Translational Research, and Clinical Trial grants is two years, with the second year of funding contingent on demonstrated adequate progress in year one.
How many Research grants can a Principal Investigator (PI) hold at one time?
One. While PIs can apply for more than one Research grant, they can only hold one Research grant at a time. If a PI is currently holding a Research grant, they can apply for, and accept, additional Biobusiness, Biotechnology Equipment/Instrumentation, Clinical Care, or Education Grants
Can there be multiple Principle Investigators (PIs) on a Research grant?
No. Only one person can be listed as a PI per grant. There is no limit to the number of co-investigators or collaborators.
Who is responsible for obtaining additional approvals to conduct research?
The PI is responsible for obtaining all approvals from Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), and other organizations which may be required for certain projects.
Do you have a Word file of the budget document?
Yes, download a Word version of the budget form here.
I am applying from the University of Minnesota. Do I need to submit a PRF?
No. Per SPA, if you are awarded a grant, the PRF can be submitted at that time.
What is my indirect cost rate?
You should use the established NIH-negotiated rate if your institution has one (for example, the University of Minnesota indirect rate is 52%). Check with your accountant or your grants/contracts staff. If your institution does not have a negotiated rate, use 10%.
How is an early-stage investigator defined?
RMM uses the definition established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm