OVPR News & Announcements

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) oversees the $1 billion annual research enterprise at the University of Minnesota, a top 15 public research university. OVPR works with a broad range of units and partners to advance the research mission and tracks key research metrics for the University.

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Recent OVPR News & Announcements

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Potential Federal Shutdown

September 28, 2023

Lack of Congressional progress on funding legislation means that a federal shutdown of all but essential services may occur as soon as October 1, 2023.

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Portrait of Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan

National Science Foundation Town Hall

September 25, 2023

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will host a town hall on October 13. Faculty and staff are invited to join Dr. Panchanathan and his team to learn more about NSF research activities and programs.

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UMN startup Niron Magnetics' staff, at their Minneapolis pilot plant. Credit: Rob Levine

UMN’s Tech Comm Sets New Record Number of Startups in 2023

September 15, 2023

Tech Comm’s years of careful program growth and refinement pay off with a record-breaking 23 startups launched in fiscal year 2023. 

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Federal capital building

UMN FY 2025 Federal Appropriations Process Kicks Off

September 12, 2023

The University’s FY 2025 Appropriations Process begins this month with an appropriations webinar that provides guidance and support for those interested in learning more about the process.

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ARO Director Visits UMN, Encourages Engagement

September 5, 2023

Dr. Barton Halpern gave an overview of the Army Research Office (ARO) and encouraged interested UMN researchers to explore the ARO’s basic and applied research and funded research opportunities.

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Recognizing Five Research Technical Staff Members

September 1, 2023

OVPR awarded the Research Technical Staff Award and an honorarium to five distinguished UMN staff members.

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VPR Priya Visits UMN Cold-Hardy Fruit Researchers

August 31, 2023

VP Priya met with UMN cold-hardy fruit researchers James Luby, David Bedford, and Matthew Clark at the Horticultural Research Center. 

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Presentation: Barton Halpern, Director of the Army Research Office

August 14, 2023

Army Research Office (ARO) Director Barton Halpern will present an overview of the DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL) ARO on August 30. DEVCOM ARL is the Army’s sole foundational research laboratory focused on cutting-edge scientific discovery, technological innovation, and transition of knowledge products.

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Social Justice Impact Grant Awardees Announced

August 10, 2023

OVPR is providing approximately $127,000 to support three social justice-focused, solution-oriented research projects that emphasize healthcare in marginalized communities.

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