Research Impact

The University of Minnesota is a top-15 public research institution conducting innovative and impactful research across a broad range of fields and disciplines. Our researchers improve our understanding of the world and help facilitate technologies and ideas that positively impact the prosperity, welfare, and security of our communities, state, nation, and beyond.

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Making Climate Science Useful and Actionable

The University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership’s Agricultural Weather Study provides a platform for actionable climate science throughout Minnesota.

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UMN’s CTS Is a Hub for Collaborative Research

The Center for Transportation Studies plays an important support role helping researchers translate their work into real-world solutions – most recently with The Future of Mobility series.

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UMN's Research Enterprise

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The University of Minnesota had $1.05 billion in external research award funding in fiscal year 2022, the second year in a row that funding exceeded the $1 billion mark.

Learn about the impact of UMN research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics


among US public research institutions


in systemwide research expenditures (FY 2020)


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OVPR News & Announcements

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Gold graphic with maroon and black text: Artist-in-Residence, Office of the Vice President for Research

OVPR Launches New Artist-in-Residence Program

June 8, 2023

OVPR's new Artist-in-Residence program allows artists to collaborate with scientists to benefit both science and art, spurring creative thinking and innovation. Application opens August 14; award period begins January 1, 2024.

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RAR Announces Winners of the 2023 Patrick J. Manning Award

May 22, 2023

Research Animal Resources (RAR) gives the award to a UMN employee or graduate student who works with research animals and who has shown special efforts on behalf of research animals and consequently on behalf of science. 

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Seeking Nominations for Research Technical Staff Award

April 21, 2023

OVPR is seeking nominations for its Research Technical Staff Award. The nomination deadline is June 16. Five honorariums of $1,000 each will be awarded.

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