2022 Research Infrastructure Awards Announced
The University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the Research Infrastructure Investment Program: 2022 Awards. The program awards funding to projects supporting transdisciplinary research and collaboration across the University’s colleges and campuses.
More than $1 million was awarded to 7 research projects, reaching 7 departments, units, and centers, 4 colleges, and 1 campus. Supporting colleges or centers provide one-to-one matching funds for each award. Including matching funds, more than $2 million in total funds were awarded this year.
Awards will support research infrastructure, facilities, and support services over a variety of University research areas, including: a portable photosynthesis system for high throughput analysis of plant response to environmental change; an all-in-one biomolecular imaging system that will replace three separate non-functioning devices; a 3D motion tracking system for biomechanical motion analysis that will support collaborative research projects spanning multiple colleges including the Medical School and College of Science and Engineering; and support for a mass spectrometer affiliated with the Epigenetics Consortium that will support NIH-funded studies conducted by Consortium members and collaborators at the UMN Twin Cities, The Hormel Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, as well as external collaborators.