UMII funds support UMN faculty and graduate students pursuing research at the intersection of informatics and any of the five MnDRIVE areas: Robotics, Sensors and Advanced Manufacturing; Global Food Ventures; Advancing Industry, Conserving Our Environment; Discoveries and Treatments for Brain Conditions; and Cancer Clinical Trials.
More information on funding opportunities and instructions for submitting an application through the UMII grants application portal can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMII Seed Grant Program
Formerly known as the Updraft and On the Horizon funding programs
In 2020, UMII combined two funding programs to form the UMII Seed Grant program. UMII Seed Grant funds are intended to promote, catalyze, accelerate and advance UMN-based informatics research in areas related to the MnDRIVE initiative, so that UMN researchers are well prepared to compete for longer term external funding opportunities.
UMII MnDRIVE PhD Graduate Assistantship Program
The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute MnDRIVE Graduate Assistantship program supports UMN PhD candidates pursuing research at the intersection of informatics and any of the five MnDRIVE areas.
Apply for Funding
To view more detailed program information on active UMII funding programs, or to submit a proposal, please visit the UMII grants application portal and follow these instructions:
- If you are already logged into the portal (your name appears in the top right corner of the page), you may click the Apply Now button under any program to be taken to the program page to view program details and complete your application. If you are not yet logged in, please proceed to step 2 and 3.
- Log in with your UMN credentials by selecting UMN Login from the dropdown in the top right corner of this page. If you do not have UMN login credentials, you will need to create and log in with a SurveyMonkey account by clicking SurveyMonkey Apply in the login dropdown.
- Once you are logged in, click on Programs in the top right corner to view all programs, or simply navigate back to the UMII grants application portal. Select one of the available programs to view program details and to submit a proposal.
Matching Funds for Extramural Grants in MnDRIVE Related Areas (Ongoing)
Limited matching funds are available for extramural grant applications that are related to MnDRIVE research. Email email@example.com with your requests.