• Principal Investigator is actively involved in research.

  • Organization is established and has the resources and capabilities to implement the proposed research studies.

  • Research falls within the priority areas (previously listed).

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

  • Organization is willing to accept indirect costs, not to exceed 10% of direct costs.

  • Research funding is not readily available from other sources.


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—from junior faculty members establishing an independent research program to established investigators running large research centers or transitioning to new phases of research.


PDF of Eligibility Criteria