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In general, domestic or foreign, public or private, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to receive MNITF grants; however, MNITF may limit eligibility for certain types of programs, such as limitations on the participation of foreign entities or programs where only small businesses are eligible applicants.


MNITF supports scientists at various stages in their careers, and anyone actively involved in research is eligible to apply for an MNITF grant. Encouraged to apply are junior faculty members establishing an independent research program to established investigators running large research centers or transitioning to new phases of research.

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:

  • The Principal Investigator is actively involved in research.

  • The organization is established.

  • Research falls within the priority areas listed below.

  • Research is aimed to improve clinical outcomes and/or positively impact the field of organ transplantation.

  • The organization is willing to accept indirect costs, not exceeding 10% of direct costs.

  • Research funding is not readily available from other sources.

For Patient Education Improvement Projects, below is added to the criteria above:

  • The project must be innovative

  • There must be a scientific study to determine if the goals and/or intentions of the project have been met

    • Small sample sizes are discouraged unless the project is to obtain data to be used for further research to seek a more significant grant.

    • When appropriate, there should be a control group.

    • The results of the study should provide other organizations with information on what is learned to implement the education program in their organization

  • The organization needs to show interest and financially support the project. There should be plans to sustain an education program beyond the grant request.

  • The grant request is not to exceed $100,000.


For further information about the MNITF Research Grant Program go to  LOI submissions are due on June 15th and November 1st.  


PDF of Eligibility Criteria

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