New International Institute for Biosensing Funding Opportunity

The Office of the Vice President for Research has launched a new funding opportunity focused on biosensing to support a broad spectrum of applications, including food safety, agriculture, the environment, healthcare, animal health, national security and water quality.

The International Institute for Biosensing (IIB) will bring together an international coalition of experts from academia, nonprofits, industry, and government agencies to create a collective global effort to identify and overcome technical barriers for advancing biosensing research.

University of Minnesota researchers have an opportunity to seek support for graduate students through an initial request for proposals outlined below. PhD students supported by these awards will form the core of a UMN cohort that will meet regularly and be connected to national and international peers through the IIB, which will be operated through the University.


11/18/22: Letter of intent due (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
11/21/22: Application opens
12/12/22: PI submits application to approvers (by 11:59 p.m. CST)
12/15/22: Approvers submit application to OVPR (by 11:59 p.m. CST)
February 2023: Award notification
08/01/23: Award period begins

Learn more about the International Institute of Biosensing funding opportunity.