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OVPR Awards Nearly $3 Million to Invest in Research Infrastructure

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The University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the recipients of its Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Program awards. The  awards are a one-time investment in university research infrastructure designed to ensure the viability of existing, critical facilities and research support services on all campuses.

The program, administered by the Vice President for Research, provided an initial $1.4 million investment with a required one-to-one match from the supporting colleges or centers. A total of 12 awards were granted, amounting to nearly $3 million invested in projects that will benefit research in at least seven colleges and three centers across the U of M.

The Research Infrastructure awards are one way the U of M ensures it maintains robust, state-of-the-art equipment even as federal funding for research stagnates nationwide. These improvements to research infrastructure support the university’s talented researchers as they explore new ideas, form interdisciplinary partnerships and make groundbreaking discoveries.

While all of the funded projects focus on infrastructure, they represent a wide variety of needs and interests across the university, ranging from higher-quality imaging tools like X-rays and electron microscopes to digital fabrication equipment like 3D printers and laser cutters.

Visit Research Advancement to learn more about the projects selected.

Kevin Coss

Kevin Coss

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

coss@umn.edu

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