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Blue abstract background with gold/white text: Research Infrastructure - Office of the Vice President for Research

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.

Learn more about this year's award recipients.