Graduate student opportunities are expanded at the University of Minnesota through funding from NIH and NSF training grants, which are awarded to faculty and graduate programs.
These grants are highly competitive and must be renewed via competitive reviews every five years. Renewal depends on demonstrating successful training of the predoctoral students receiving support, so the grants represent the commitment of the graduate faculty to the retention, graduation and career success of our students.
Here's a comprehensive list of currently funded training grants in biomedical sciences. Grants without a link do not have a website:
- Training for Future Biotechnology Development
- Cancer Biology
- Multidisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research
- Chemistry-Biology Interface
- Craniofacial Research
- Training in Immunology
- Training in Muscle Research
- Musculoskeletal Research Training Program
- Predoctoral Training of Neuroscientists
- Neuroscience Training in Drug Abuse
- Stem Cell Biology
Biomedical Discovery District
The University of Minnesota’s Biomedical Discovery District is a complex of the most advanced research buildings found anywhere in the country. Within the five buildings that form the district, researchers pursue discoveries that will change the face of health care now and throughout the future.
Centers & institutes
Minnesota's faculty have leveraged their combined knowledge and research to create specialized research centers and institutes. These act as focal points for collaboration, scholarship and technical advancement.
Graduate students are active members of these programs and benefit from participation in seminars, conferences, equipment and much more.
- Biomedical Genomics Center
- Biotechnology Institute
- Brain Barriers Research Center
- Brain Sciences Center
- Caenorhabditis Genetics Center
- Masonic Cancer Center
- Developmental Biology Center
- Center for Diabetes Research and the Schulze Diabetes Institute
- Center for Drug Design
- Center for Genome Engineering
- Lillehei Heart Institute
- Center for Immunology
- Center for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Translational Research
- Center for Lung Science and Health
- Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
- Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics
- Institute for Math and Its Applications
- Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care
- Center for Metals in Biocatalysis
- Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute
- Basic Research Center on Molecular and Cell Biology of Drug Addiction
- Institute for Molecular Virology
- Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center
- Center for NeuroBehavioral Development
- Center for Neuroengineering
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core Facility
- Stem Cell Institute
- Center for Translational Medicine
- Institute for Translational Neuroscience
- Prospective Students: What Are We Looking For?
- Prospective Students: Why Choose Us?
- Events & Awards
- Biomedical Sciences Student Resources
- Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education & Training (BGREAT)
- Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP)