Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Grant Application Information
MERC applications are submitted each fall by sponsoring institutions. A sponsoring institution may be a hospital, school or consortium that supports an accredited teaching program. These sponsoring institutions typically provide funding and accounting for the teaching program. Applications submitted by any entity other than a sponsoring institution will not be accepted.
Each sponsoring institution submits an application on behalf of their accredited teaching programs and the eligible facilities at which trainees receive clinical training. Because of the relationship between the teaching program and the clinical training facility, the teaching program notifies their clinical training facilities of the grant opportunity. The training facility is responsible for providing the necessary grant application data to the teaching program if they would like to be included in the program’s grant application.
Sponsoring institutions, their accredited programs, and their clinical training facilities must be located in Minnesota. Applications have a statutory deadline of October 31.
MERC Fund application:
The Minnesota Department of Health is accepting MERC grant applications until 4 p.m. on October 31, 2014. The online application is available to sponsoring institutions with accredited programs providing training in fiscal year 2013 for advanced practice nursing, clinical social workers, community health workers, community paramedics, dental students/residents, dental therapists/advanced dental therapists, chiropractic students, medical students/residents, pharmacy students/residents, physician assistants and psychologists.
- MERC Fund - Online Application (requires username and password)
- MERC Grant Eligibility (PDF: 39KB/1 page)
- Application Instructions for Sponsoring Institutions (PDF: 388KB/21 pages)
- Training Facility Application (PDF: 145KB/7pages)
- Sponsoring Institution Contact Information (PDF: 117 KB/1 page)
- Frequently Asked Questions
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