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Frequently Asked Questions

  If you cannot find the answer you need in the FAQs, please email the question to RegenMedMN@gmail.com. Thank you!  

General

What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine utilizes 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, or organs to help people return to better health.
How can I hear about grant opportunities? Can I be put on your mailing list?
Yes! Sign up at: http://www.regenmedmn.org/contact
What kinds of grants are being offered?
We offer grants for research, clinical trials, clinical care, educational programs, and businesses that promote, advance, improve, or enhance awareness of regenerative medicine.
Do I have to be in Minnesota to apply?
Yes. All grant funds must go to research, trials, businesses, educational programs, and clinical care within the state of Minnesota.
When will the grant RFPs be released?

Research Grant RFPs are released in September of each year.

Biobusiness/biotechnology, Education Program, and Patient Care Grant RFPs are released in January of each year.

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.

How can I learn about previously funded grants?
Information about past and current grant awards can be found by category on this website.  

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

Can a non-profit business apply for a Biobusiness/biotechnology Grant?
Yes.
When are Biobusiness/biotechnology, Education Program, and Clinical Care grant applications due?
This will be updated when dates are finalized.
When will Biobusiness/biotechnology, Education Program, and Clinical Care grant awards be announced?
This will be updated when dates are finalized.
When is the start date for grant funding?
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/Biotechnology grants is $100,000. The maximum amount of funding for Clinical Care grants is $50,000.
How long is the grant period?
Biobusiness/Biotechnology, Clinical Care, and Education Program grants have funding periods of one year. Previous awardees can reapply for additional funding.
How many applications can a Program/Project Director can submit?
There is no limit to how many applications a Program or Project Director can submit. If a PI is currently holding a Research grant, they can also apply for, and accept, additional Biobusiness/Biotechnology, Clinical Care, or Education Grants
How many RMM grants can be held at one time?
A PI can hold only one Research grant. 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 the Program/Project Director per grant.  
Can we include costs for food in an application budget?
No. Please do not include costs for food in your budget.

Research Grants

How much money can be requested?
The maximum amount of funding for a Basic Science or Translational Research grant is $250,000 over two years ($125,000 each year). The maximum amount of funding for a Clinical Trial grant is $500,000 over two years ($250,000 each year)
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
How many research grants can a principal investigator apply for? How many grants can a principal investigator hold?
There is no limit to the number of applications a principal investigator can apply for. Principal investigators can only hold one research grant at a time, but can concurrently apply for and hold Biobusiness/biotechnology, Education Program, or Clinical Care grants.
How many principal investigators can be on a single research grant application?
Only one.  
When are grant applications due?
This will be announced when the timeline is finalized.
When will grant applicant awardees be announced?
This will be announced when the timeline is finalized.  
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 long is the grant period?
Research grants are awarded for one or two years. Second year of funding (if applicable) is dependent on adequate progress toward aims. Previous awardees can reapply for additional funding.