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

Center for German and European Studies

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)

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)

Institute for Global Studies

Imagine Fund

  • 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

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change

Learning Abroad Center

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)

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.