Joint Funding Programs

Last updated: 02/12/2021 - 3:06pm

Joint Funding Programs for ASU and Mayo Clinic Faculty


Mayo Clinic and ASU support several jointly funded programs to promote collaborative research, including the Seed Grant, Acceleration Grant, Team Science Grant, and the Faculty Summer Residency Program. To see guidelines and past winners, visit the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care Website Joint Funding Program page.

Seed Grant Program

The Mayo Clinic and ASU Research Collaboration offers a Seed Grant Program to encourage new collaborative research projects between Arizona State University (ASU) investigators and Mayo Clinic investigators. Consideration is given to all projects, especially those in research areas of strategic importance to the Mayo Clinic and ASU relationship: Cancer, Neuroscience Technology, Metabolic Disease/Obesity, and Aging. This includes special focus on the following capabilities: Biovisualization: Molecular and Medical Detection and Imaging, Biomedical Informatics, Healthcare Delivery and Disease Management, and Regenerative and Rehabilitative Medicine. This is an annual program.

 ASU RA ERA Work Instructions (Seed Grants)

For ASU-Mayo Seed Grant proposals, a project budget is only required if the proposal is selected for funding. As such, an ERA Funding Proposal should not be completed at the time of submission.

At award time, if/when a project is selected for funding, the RA will Create and Route Funding Proposal, using the "After the Fact Proposal" Instructions, being sure to select "ASU-Mayo Seed Grant" as the direct sponsor.


Acceleration Grant Program

The Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery in Arizona and Arizona State University have teamed up to provide next stage research development funds to joint partnerships previously funded by intramural mechanisms at either institution, or by prior extramural pilot funding. The purpose of this funding is to develop the next stage of the research agenda of high-yield Mayo Clinic and ASU scientific teams working in the science of healthcare delivery. This is an annual program.

 ASU RA ERA Work Instructions (Acceleration Grants)

It is suggested (but not required) that an ERA "Pre-Proposal (No Signatures required)" be created. Follow the instructions in Create and Route Proposal.

Note:  Any member of the proposal team, including RAs, may submit the LOI on behalf of eligible PIs.

Team Science Grant Program

The Team Science Collaboration aims to foster multidisciplinary teams jointly led by faculty from both institutions to develop high-impact, transformative solutions to address unmet clinical needs of patients. As a mechanism to encourage such activity, leaders from both institutions established the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Team Science Grants in Biomedical Sensing, Functional Restoration, and Biomedical Imaging/Informatics.  One round of funding has been offered to date.

 ASU RA ERA Work Instructions (Team Science Grants)

Prior to submission of the proposal, the RA will Create and Route Funding Proposal, using the "Full Proposal" Instructions with some minor adjustments as noted here:

  1. List "Mayo" as the sponsor
  2. On FP 1.2. Question 5, indicate that the unit/department will submit the proposal.
  3. Enter ONLY the ASU budget into ERA
  4. Complete Proposal Review and Request Proposal Submission
  5. The assigned GCO will run the activity "Review Update/Complete."
  6. Once the PI has approved the proposal, RA will submit the proposal.
  7. RA will monitor the proposal, after submission, to ensure that the remaining reviewers approve - for the record.
  8. After submission, the RA will run the activity "Submitted to Sponsor"
  9. Upload the final Sponsor Bundle and submission confirmation when prompted

Note:  Copy Anthony Michel on the submission e-mail



The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Faculty Summer Residency is designed to facilitate ongoing collaborations between faculty members and teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU by providing opportunities for collaboration and networking activities. The intent is to provide support so ASU faculty members may spend time over the course of the summer working as part of a Mayo Clinic team. This is an annual program.

ASU RA ERA Work Instructions (Faculty Summer Residency)

Do NOT enter the proposal into ERA at the time of proposal.

Once there is indication of an award, Create and Route a Funding Proposal, using the "After the Fact Proposal" instructions.   Refer to the PI's fellowship/award letter for allowable and unallowable cost guidance.


Who can assist with seeking joint funding opportunities?

  • General questions related to the purpose, guidelines and timelines for the opportunities above should be directed to

  • For research support in pursuing an opportunity with Mayo Clinic, contact your Research Administrator (RA). To determine your RA, refer to Who Can Help Me.

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