Research Grant Program (RGP) Application Process

The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF) welcomes inquiries for financial support of innovative research to advance the science and practice of organ transplantation. There are two opportunities to apply each year, and applicants must submit the following in order to be considered:

STEP 1: Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be submitted online by June 15th (for July 31st deadline) or November 1st (for December 15th deadline).

The MNITF Research Advisory Board (RAB) will review the LOI. Those applicants who are selected by the RAB to submit a grant proposal (Step 2) will be informed by or July 1st or November 15th.

An invitation to submit a grant proposal indicates that we will review your detailed request for funding but is not a guarantee of an award. All proposals will be given serious consideration by the RAB. The top-ranked proposals that exhibit merit, innovation, and the strongest potential to positively impact the advancement of organ transplantation will be recommended to the MNITF Board of Directors, who will make the final award selection(s).

To begin this process and submit an LOI, click on the link below which will take you to Foundant Grant Management.


Once in the Foundant Grant Management, create a new account and logon as Applicant.   If you have any questions regarding the Grant Program or submitting an LOI, contact:

Nicole Mendez, Executive Director at or (424) 358-4450

STEP 2: If you are selected to submit a formal application, you will receive an email inviting you to submit a grant proposal online. While the grant proposal is completed online, a copy of the application guidelines can be downloaded. (Application Guidelines)

Application deadlines: July 31st and December 15th.