Report an accessibility problem

NEW! 2022 Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program

Hayley Bohall
February 03, 2022

Purpose: The Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care is offering a Seed Grant Program to encourage new collaborative research projects between Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Arizona State University (ASU). Consideration will be given to all projects, especially those related to the strategic priorities of the Alliance, including:

  • Transform the workforce: Disrupting medical, health science, and professional education for the future of healthcare and lifelong learner
  • Optimize health and the human body: Enhancing human performance across the lifespan through collaborative research, the exploration of innovative treatments and cures
  • Connected healthcare delivery: Streamlining healthcare through novel capabilities, leveraging digital health tools to reach patients where they are
  • Biomedical innovation: Co-creating and co-developing new medical devices and start-up companies toward the modernization of healthcare

The projects selected for funding will be those that involve an active, hands-on role of both Mayo Clinic and ASU investigators. The projects should be well-designed pilot studies with clear milestones that ultimately meet the following expectation: within 18 months of being awarded a Seed Grant, a competitive, collaborative proposal will be submitted to an extramural funding agency.

Research projects may be laboratory or clinic-based. Highest priority will be given to new projects with the greatest likelihood of enhancing future collaboration between Mayo Clinic and ASU. The site of the work may be at either Mayo Clinic or ASU, or both.


 Significant dates for the 2022 cycle:

  1. Letter of Intent is due March 18, 2022, by 5:00 pm MST.
  2. Full proposals are due May 13, 2022, by 5:00 pm MST.
  3. Award notifications will be sent at the beginning of July 2022.
  4. Awards will be activated in mid-July 2022.


Application Requirements:

Letter of Intent (Required): ASU PI’s (or their ASU representative) must submit a letter of intent (LOI) through the online InfoReady competition site. The LOI should include an abstract of the proposed study and address its significance and alignment with the strategic areas listed above. The letter is limited to 500 words. Include the names of all Mayo Clinic and ASU team members, as well as the biosketches of the Mayo Clinic and ASU PIs.

The letter of intent is due by March 18, 2022, by 5pm MST. Upon submitting the LOI, you will be asked to certify that all PIs are aware of the proposed collaborative project. A study section composed of representatives from

Mayo Clinic and ASU will review and rank submitted abstracts with regard to their significance and alignment with the strategic areas of interest. Email invitations for full proposal submission will be sent to the Mayo Clinic and ASU PI by April 2022.


Kick-off Event

Research Development Opportunity Kick-off events are introductions to specific funding opportunities that provide an overview of requirements, advice and lessons learned from experienced faculty, and a chance to network with other ASU faculty.

Register here:
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 3:00pm Mountain/Arizona
Location: Zoom

For questions regarding the Seed Grant Program, please contact: