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OVPR Funding

A number of funding opportunities, open to all campuses of the University, are administered by OVPR. Funds are provided from a variety of sources, including revenue from the commercialization of University-based technology, the management of which is determined by the Vice President for Research.

MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program

This program is designed to promote transdisciplinary research that crosses the core areas of the MnDRIVE initiative and has a positive and sustaining impact on Minnesota’s economy, environment and residents.

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Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship Program

This program represents an important means by which OVPR is able to promote the scholarly and artistic activities of the faculty and their graduate students, and to foster academic excellence within the University.

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Infrastructure Programs

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides funding that supports research infrastructure.

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Interdisciplinary Proposal Preparation Support Program

Offered by the provost's interdisciplinary team, this ongoing program provides funding for the administrative tasks of preparing interdisciplinary proposals that involve more than one principal investigator.

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Matching Funds

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides matching funds for certain grant proposals to external sponsors on an ongoing basis.

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Minnesota Futures Research Grant Program

Modeled after the highly successful National Academies “Keck Futures Initiative,” this grant supports interdisciplinary proposals from new groups with the goal of promoting research and scholarship beyond existing initiatives and developing new ideas to a point where they are competitive for external funding and scholarly sources.

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Intramural Funding Opportunities

In addition to the OVPR, other University offices offer funding to UMN faculty and researchers. To see a broader list of these opportunities, visit our Intramural Funding Opportunities page.

Questions?

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact facgrant@umn.edu or 612-625-2356