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Fall 2021 Grant-in-Aid Opens for Applications

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The Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Program supports scholarly and artistic activities of faculty to foster excellence throughout the University of Minnesota.

As one of several internal grant programs administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), Grant-in-Aid provides seed funding for a wide range of projects from across all of the University’s campuses, colleges, and disciplines. OVPR is especially interested in supporting entrepreneurial or collaborative projects that could result in near-term impact.

Grant-in-Aid funds are used to support independent research, and in most cases, are not meant to serve as the sole support for research activities. This year, the awards span seven funding categories, including bridge funding, which provides interim support to keep research projects moving forward when they experience a temporary lapse in external funding.

Over the past decade, Grant-in-Aid has provided funding to more than 1,000 projects, with 60 grants awarded in fiscal year 2021 and an average award amount of $35,685.


Apply for Fall 2021 Grant-in-Aid

OVPR is now accepting applications for fall 2021 Grant-in-Aid funding. Principal investigators must submit their applications to approvers by Monday, September 20, and approvers must submit final applications to OVPR by Thursday, September 23.

Start a new application or see examples of exemplary proposals.

Kevin Coss

Kevin Coss

Kevin is a writer with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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