Internal Funding Opportunities
College of Liberal Arts Opportunities
Internal Awards and Funding Sources Available to CLA Faculty: Funding opportunities including the Brain Imaging Grant, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshops, Mid-Career Faculty Research Awards, and Tenure Track Single Semester Leaves. For general research-related questions in the College of Liberal Arts, contact email@example.com.
Center for German and European Studies
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
- Faculty Interactive Research Program: Support for faculty public policy research that involves interaction with community groups or government agencies in Minnesota.
- Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs: One year of support for research activities on a project related to urban and regional affairs in Minnesota.
Center for Writing
- Research grants: Center for Writing offers small grants to support writing in disciplines and writing across the curriculum.
European Studies Consortium (ESC)
- The purpose of the European Studies Consortium is to promote and support inquiry into Europe-related issues that engage scholars across disciplinary and collegiate borders.
Human Rights Initiative (HRI)
- The Human Rights Initiative (HRI) supports research that significantly impacts the grand challenges in human rights today.
Institute for Global Studies
- Intellectual Collaboratives: Support for inter- and cross-disciplinary faculty collaborative groups.
- Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships: Awards for graduate students to study a modern foreign language.
- The Imagine Fund is an arts and humanities endowment supported by the McKnight Foundation. The foundation provides faculty research awards, visiting distinguished professorships, and a special events fund.
Institute for Advanced Study
- Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative: humanities-led Environmental Stewardship, Place and Community Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Humanities Without Walls consortium links the humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond.
- Research and Creative Collaboratives support for collaborative groups, focusing on a specific area of inquiry.
- Social Science Research Council Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development (UMN-SSRC DPD): a three-year effort to expand and improve formal dissertation prospectus and grant proposal development for humanities and social science doctoral students at the University of Minnesota.
Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change
Learning Abroad Center
- Psychology and Research in Madrid: Study psychology and gain research experience on this program based in Madrid.
Minnesota Population Center
- Proposal Development Grants: Funding for graduate students and faculty to develop and submit population-related research proposals to external funding agencies.
Office of Public Engagement
- Office of Public Engagement supports departments that wish to develop or strengthen research- or teaching-focused university/community engagement initiatives for faculty and/or students.
Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
- Overview of all U of M funding
- UMN Internal Funding Opportunities
- Minnesota Futures Grant Program: Support for two phases of interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Phase 1 solicits proposals to develop and convene interdisciplinary symposia around research questions of current significance. The purpose is to encourage the development of interdisciplinary research proposals that will be submitted as part of Phase 2 of the program. Phase 2 will be a call for interdisciplinary research proposals that originate from the symposia.
- Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship Program (GIA): Grants to promote the scholarly and artistic activities of the faculty and their graduate students and to foster academic excellence within the University.
Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity
- IDEA Grants Program: Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement: Established by the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity, the University of Minnesota IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) Grants Program seeks to infuse equity and diversity into every aspect of the University's work and operations by funding creative yet pragmatic proposals for projects that address issues of institutional equity and diversity.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
- Arts & Humanities Imagine Fund: A fund to support a broad range of faculty activities in the arts, humanities, and design across the University of Minnesota system. Grant programs include: Special Events Grant Program, Course Release Fund, and Arts & Humanities Faculty Awards.