Grant-in-Aid Supports Research across the University
Ship time on the Blue Heron research vessel, used to study the Great Lakes, is now included in Grant-in-Aid. Photo: Large Lakes Observatory, U of M Duluth.
The Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Program supports scholarly and artistic activities of faculty and their graduate students 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 U’s colleges and campuses. These projects represent the breadth and depth of University research in all disciplines and fields, including use of the Driven to Discover building at the State Fair and support for ship time on the Blue Heron research vessel on the Great Lakes (U of M Duluth researchers are not eligible for Blue Heron ship time; they should contact their department chairs).
Over the past 10 years, Grant-in-Aid has awarded over $32 million to more than 1000 projects. The funding falls within six categories, including bridge funding, which provides interim support to keep research projects moving forward when they experience a temporary lapse in external funding.
While any full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member can apply, the program plays an especially important role in providing funding for new assistant professors who need assistance in establishing research, scholarly, or artistic programs.
Apply for Fall 2019 Grant-in-Aid
OVPR is now accepting applications for fall 2019 Grant-in-Aid funding. Applications must be routed to approvers by Monday, September 16, and approvers must submit final applications to OVPR by Thursday, September 19.