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Internal Funding Opportunities

This table lists the internal funding opportunities available at the University of Minnesota.

If you have an internal funding opportunity you'd like to list here, please consult below for internal proposal guidelines and additional information.

Sponsor Title Max Award Category Eligibility Deadline
Public Engagement, Office of (OPE) Outstanding Community Service Awards See sponsor for details Community Outreach / Public Engagement U of M Faculty, Staff, Students April
Center for Neurobehavioral Development Seed Grant $2,000 Health Sciences Grad Students / Post-Docs April
Academic Health Center (AHC) AHC Faculty Research Development Program $200,000 Health Sciences AHC Faculty April
Digital Technology Center (DTC) Digital Technology Initiative Seed Grants $75,000 Digital Technology U of M Faculty April
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA) Award for Global Engagement See sponsor for details Global Education and International Programs (INTL) U of M Faculty, Staff April
Office of Information Technology (OIT) Faculty Fellowship Program $10,000 Digital Technology Twin Cities Faculty, P&A April
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL) Planning Grant Program $10,000 Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty, Staff April
Twin Cities Sustainability Committee Living Laboratory Projects See sponsor for details General U of M Faculty, Staff, Students April
Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DCFAR) Pilot Grant Program $30,000 Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty April
University Metropolitan Consortium Metropolitan Research Grant Program $70,000 - $110,000 Multidisciplinary Refer to posting April
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program $50,000 Interdisciplinary Medical U of M Faculty April
Academic Health Center (AHC) AHC Small Grants Program $30,000 Health Sciences AHC Faculty August
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL) Community-University Partnership Grant $25,000 - $50,000 Community Outreach / Public Engagement Community- university collaboratives August
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA) International Travel Grants $1,000 - $5,000 International Projects / Travel U of M Faculty, P&A, Post Docs, and Researchers August
Medical School & Masonic Cancer Center Developmental Research Program Grants $50,000 Cancer Research U of M Faculty August
Center for German & European Studies Research Collaboratives See sponsor for details Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty Check website
Institute on the Environment (IonE) Discovery Grants See sponsor for details Environment / Natural Resources U of M Faculty Check website
Institute on the Environment (IonE) IonE Mini Grants $500 - $3,000 Environment / Natural Resources U of M Faculty, Staff, Students Check website
Institute on the Environment (IonE) IonE Resident Fellows Program $10,000 Environment / Natural Resources U of M Faculty Check website
Center for Personalized Prevention Research Collaborative Grants Program See sponsor for details Children, Youth, and Family U of M Faculty Check website
Center for Integrative Leadership Faculty and Professional Staff Research Awards See sponsor for details Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty, Staff Check website
Norwegian Centennial Chair Program Research Seed Grants $75,000 International Projects / Travel U of M Faculty Check website
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR) Professional Development Grants for Retirees $5,000 General U of M Faculty, P&A, Civil Service Retirees December
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA) International Travel Grants $1,000 - $5,000 International Projects / Travel U of M Faculty, P&A, Post Docs, and Researchers December
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) K to R Transition Grant $50,000 Clinical Research Junior U of M Faculty December
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) R to R Pilot Grant $75,000 Clinical Research Junior U of M Faculty December
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) New Investigator Pre-K Pilot Grant $52,000 Clinical Research Assistant Professors December
The National Center for Food Protection and Defense NCFPD Research Funding $30,000 - $150,000 Multidisciplinary U of M Faculty December
The National Center for Food Protection and Defense NCFPD Bridge Funding to Transition Research $5,000 - $40,000 Multidisciplinary U of M Faculty December
Center for Writing Research Grant to Support Writing in the Disciplines & Writing Across the Curriculum $2,500-$6,000 Writing Research U of M Faculty, P&A February
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) The Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs $40,000 Minnesota Based Projects U of M Faculty February
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Grant Program $50,000 Health Sciences Refer to posting February
Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program See sponsor for details Health Sciences Junior U of M Faculty February
Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of the SR VP for Distinguished McKnight Professorship $100,000 General U of M Faculty February
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR) Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Program (GIA) $25,000 General U of M Faculty February
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Research Services Pilot Funding Program $25,000 Clinical Research Junior U of M Faculty February
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Community Health Collaborative Grants Program $65,000 Community Outreach / Public Engagement Refer to posting February
Liberal Arts, College of (CLA) Faculty Development Leave See sponsor for details Arts & Humanities CLA Faculty January
Advanced Study, Institute for (IAS) Research/Creative Collaboratives $12,000 Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty January
University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) Research and Equipment Grants $15,000 Basic & Clinical Research Medical School Faculty January
Equity, Diversity and Advocacy, Institute of (IDEA) Multicultural Research Awards $7,000 Diversity, Equity and Advocacy U of M Faculty January
National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health Research Projects on Disparities in African American Men’s Health throughout the Life Course $175,000 Interdisciplinary Refer to posting January
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) KL2 Scholars Program See sponsor for details Clinical Research Assistant Professors June
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Faculty Interactive Research Program See sponsor for details Minnesota Based Projects U of M Faculty March
European Studies Consortium (ESC) Faculty Travel Grants $1,000 International Projects / Travel Twin Cities Faculty March
Equity and Diversity, Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for (OED) Equity and Diversity Transformation Awards $5,000 Institutional Equity & Diversity U of M Faculty, Staff March
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR) MN Futures: Research Grant $250,000 Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty March
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA) International Travel Grants $1,000 - $5,000 International Projects / Travel U of M Faculty, P&A, Post Docs, and Researchers March
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR) Research Infrastructure Investment Program $50,000 - $1 million Infrastructure U of M Faculty March
Public Engagement, Office of (OPE) President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award $15,000 Community Outreach / Public Engagement U of M Faculty, P&A March
Advanced Study, Institute for (IAS) The Global Midwest $30,000 Arts & Humanities U of M Faculty, Staff, Grad Students March
University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) Research and Equipment Grants $15,000 Basic & Clinical Research Medical School Faculty May
Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute (HFHL) University Research Grant Program $100,000 Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty May
Women's Center Institutional Change Grants $250-$2,000 Multicultural / Gender Projects U of M Faculty, Staff, Students May
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Community Based Research Programs See sponsor for details Community Outreach / Public Engagement Refer to posting Multiple
Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences Consortium/Joint Degree Funding Opportunities See sponsor for details Health, Environment, Life Sciences U of M Faculty, Students November
Masonic Cancer Center ACS Institutional Research Grant Pilots $30,000 Health Sciences Junior U of M Faculty November
Water Resources Center (WRC) Request for Proposals See sponsor for details Environment / Natural Resources MN universites and colleges November
Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Seed Grants $25,000 Health Sciences U of M Faculty November
Advanced Study, Institute for (IAS) Faculty Fellowships $30,000 General U of M Faculty October
Center for Neurobehavioral Development Seed Grant $2,000 Health Sciences Grad Students / Post-Docs October
Imagine Fund Annual Arts & Humanities Faculty Awards $5,000 Arts & Humanities U of M Faculty- Tenured/ Tenure-track October
Children, Youth and Family Consortium (CYFC) CYFC Scholars Program See sponsor for details Children, Youth, and Family U of M Faculty, Staff October
Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of the SR VP for McKnight Land-Grant Professorship See sponsor for details General Junior U of M Faculty October
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPSA) Global Spotlight Grants Program See sponsor for details Research / Professional Ethics U of M Faculty October
Humanities Without Walls Consortium The Global Midwest $100,000 Arts & Humanities U of M Faculty- Tenured/ Tenure-track October
Institute for Advanced Study IAS Residential Fellowship $30,000 General U of M Faculty October
Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Development Grants $10,000 Population Research MPC Faculty Affiliates & Post Doc Researchers Ongoing
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) New Initiatives Program See sponsor for details Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty, Students Ongoing
Global Studies, Institute for (IGS) Research Initiatives See sponsor for details International Projects / Travel Twin Cities Faculty Ongoing
Business and Community Economic Development, Office for Awards Incentive & Recognition Program (AIR) $50,000 Community Outreach / Public Engagement U of M Faculty, Staff Ongoing
Norwegian Centennial Chair Program Norwegian Centennial Travel Awards for Faculty $2,000 International Projects / Travel U of M Faculty Ongoing
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR) RCR Continuing Education Awareness/Discussion Small Grants Program $3,500 Research / Professional Ethics U of M Faculty Ongoing
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) TTR Core Usage Funding Program $10,000 Clinical Research AHC Faculty Ongoing
Vice President for Research, Office of the (OVPR) Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program (GIA) $25,000 General U of M Faculty September
University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) Research and Equipment Grants $15,000 Basic & Clinical Research Medical School Faculty September
Science and Engineering, College of (CSE) MnDRIVE RSAM Exploratory Grants $50,000 Interdisciplinary Refer to posting September
Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics Request for Research Proposals $200,000 to $1,000,000 Human Health Mayo Clinic & U of M Faculty September
BSL-3 Program ABSL-3 Research Suite Rental Waiver Grant $10,000 Basic & Clinical Research U of M Faculty September
Science and Engineering, College of (CSE) MnDRIVE Entrepreneurship Awards $50,000 Interdisciplinary U of M Faculty, Students September

 

Colleges/units can use this page to advertise internal opportunities. Please review the guidelines for internal proposals. To post a new opportunity on this list, send the title, deadline, brief description, and a URL for more information to facgrant@umn.edu. For more information about this list, contact Peggy Sundermeyer at sunde005@umn.edu.

Guidelines for internal proposals

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Standards for internal review of proposals

Guarantee equitable access to relevant information before the proposals are submitted

  • Provide a clear statement of the purpose and expected use of the funding

  • Provide a clear statement concerning other funding sources, such as matching funds being required, or if existing funding diminishes consideration for this award

  • Provide a clear statement on expectations about how future funding will be treated

  • Clearly define what sort of proposals are being requested (include all of the requirements including eligibility)

  • Provide an explicit explanation of all of the steps in the review process

  • Have a clear statement of evaluation criteria for selection for funding 

  • Advertise broadly to help guarantee that everyone eligible has a chance to participate

  • Provide a clear statement of the evaluation criteria to all eligible proposers

Careful selection and preparation of reviewer
  • Select reviewers with expertise matched to the goals of the Request for Proposal

  • Reviewers must be selected to control for any potential for conflict

  • No one involved in the call for proposals or the review process should be allowed to submit proposals; if the pool of reviewers with the appropriate expertise is so small as to not allow this, all proposers should be made aware of this and given the opportunity to participate as reviewers.

  • All reviewers must be apprised of the potential for conflict and asked to recuse themselves if a potential for conflict exists

  • Reviewers need to be familiar with the Request for Proposal and evaluation criteria

  • All reviewers should receive the same instructions about their responsibilities and the expectations for the review process

  • Reviewers should not discuss any aspect of any proposal reviewed or share aspects of the discussion of any proposals with anyone outside the review process

Maintain strict adherence to due dates and any proposal requirements (length, formatting, proposal routing requirements)
Review proposals according to the prescribed process and criteria
  • Have more than one reviewer per proposal

  • Provide the opportunity for reviewers to discuss ratings

  • Complete the review process in a timely manner
Provide explicit feedback to proposers in a timely manner

 


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