Internal Funding Opportunities
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Minnesota and the College of Liberal Arts opportunities
Center for German and European Studies
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
- Programs for Faculty Initiated Projects: Support for faculty public policy research that involves interaction with community groups or government agencies in Minnesota.
- New Initiatives Program: Support for new projects outside of existing program areas.
Center for Writing
- Research grants: Center for Writing offers small grants to support writing in disciplines and writing across the curriculum.
College of Liberal Arts
- InfoTech Fees Program: LATIS and the CLA Student Technology Fee Committee offer an internal grant program for CLA faculty, staff, and departments seeking funds for technology equipment and technology-rich projects that enhance the learning experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.
- Internal Awards and Funding Sources Available to CLA Faculty: Funding opportunities including the Brain Imaging Grant, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshops, Talle Faculty Research Awards, Sabbatical Leave, and Tenure Track Single Semester Leaves. For general research-related questions in the College of Liberal Arts, contact email@example.com.
Digital Technology Center
- Initiatives in Digital Technology: Grants for faculty working in digital technologies.
European Studies Consortium (ESC)
- The purpose of the ESC 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.
- 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.
- Residential Fellows: Single semester, residential fellowship in the IAS, in support of a specific research or creative project.
- 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.
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.
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 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.
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)
- 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 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.
Senior VP 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 & Arts & Humanities Faculty Awards.