2023 Research Infrastructure Investment Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) to fund research infrastructure at the University of Minnesota.

In keeping with its strategic plan, OVPR is committed to facilitating strong core facilities as the backbone for research excellence and to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration. To ensure the viability of existing critical facilities and research support services, the funding available for this RFP will be directed toward new or existing facilities, service centers, or other shared resources across the University system. Wherever possible, new equipment requests should place equipment in an existing shared research facility. If an existing shared research facility cannot be used, please provide a detailed explanation of why it is not possible.

Matching funds are required.

Key Dates

March 6 - Letter of intent due
March 7 - Application opens
April 6 - Full proposal due
June 2023 - Award notification
July 1 - Project start date

Learn more and apply

See list of 2022 Research Infrastructure recipients

Questions? Please contact facgrant@umn.edu