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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UMN Research Newsletter

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Recent OVPR News & Announcements

Gold graphic with maroon and black text: Artist-in-Residence, Office of the Vice President for Research

OVPR Launches New Artist-in-Residence Program

June 8, 2023

OVPR's new Artist-in-Residence program allows artists to collaborate with scientists to benefit both science and art, spurring creative thinking and innovation. Application opens August 14; award period begins January 1, 2024.

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RAR Announces Winners of the 2023 Patrick J. Manning Award

May 22, 2023

Research Animal Resources (RAR) gives the award to a UMN employee or graduate student who works with research animals and who has shown special efforts on behalf of research animals and consequently on behalf of science. 

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Seeking Nominations for Research Technical Staff Award

April 21, 2023

OVPR is seeking nominations for its Research Technical Staff Award. The nomination deadline is June 16. Five honorariums of $1,000 each will be awarded.

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VPR Priya Advances Biosensing and other Research Partnerships as Part of UMN Delegation to South Korea

April 18, 2023

Vice President for Research Shashank Priya joined UMN President Joan T.A. Gabel and other University leaders as part of a University of Minnesota delegation to Seoul, South Korea in March.

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Speaking Science: Beyond NIH & NSF

April 7, 2023

UMN's Amy Kircher and Katey Pelican shared insights on how to identify and acquire funding through agencies outside of NIH and NSF in a session at the recent Speaking Science conference.

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Innovation Impact Case Award - Office of the Vice President for Research

Apply Starting April 3 - Innovation Impact Case Award

March 22, 2023

The Innovation Impact Case Award recognizes research that has led to significant impact outside of academia and has made a meaningful difference in our communities.

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International Institute for Biosensing Funding Recipients Announced

March 17, 2023

Funds from the newly established International Institute for Biosensing will support a cohort of UMN PhD students across multiple disciplines to advance biosensing research at the University and beyond.

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Speaking Science 2023 Kickoff Event - March 24

March 3, 2023

Researchers: learn how to better communicate science and engage with audiences beyond the academic community at Speaking Science 2023's kickoff event. 

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Making Climate Science Useful and Actionable

February 24, 2023

The University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership’s Agricultural Weather Study provides a platform for actionable climate science throughout Minnesota.

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