The following grant programs are open to all campuses and are supported by funds from a variety of sources, including technology commercialization revenue.
Grant proposals are reviewed by a committee of UMN peers.
OVPR COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
The OVPR COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants aim to catalyze and energize small-scale research projects designed to address and mitigate the risk associated with the coronavirus pandemic, including cascading impacts in communities.
The Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship program promotes the research, scholarly, and artistic activities of faculty and supports academic excellence throughout the University.
The Minnesota Futures program advances new, collaborative research by fostering opportunities for researchers to cross disciplinary and professional boundaries and respond to emerging interdisciplinary research and scholarship.
The Research Infrastructure Investment Program provides funding that supports research infrastructure.
OVPR provides Matching Funds for certain grant proposals to external sponsors on an ongoing basis.
U of M Informatics Institute
The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute offers funding opportunities and fellowships for data-intensive research.
MN-REACH supports projects that address an unmet medical need and move a discovery or invention toward a health care application.
MIN-Corps provides support and training for technology commercialization and entrepreneurial activities.