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Grants, Fellowships & Research Funding

This site is designed to help CLA faculty obtain funding for research and scholarship and develop effective proposals. Grants consultants are available to assist faculty in identifying prospective internal and external grant opportunities, develop proposals, and submit applications. If you would like assistance, contact a grant consultant.

University of Minnesota - Social Science Resarch Council Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Program

For UMN Social Science and Humanities Graduate Students

The IAS announces the inaugural year competition for the Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development program as part of the Capacity Building for 21st-Century Scholarship Dissertation Proposal Development training program made possible by a grant from the Social Science Research Council, with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Twelve University of Minnesota social science and humanities PhD students will be selected to participate in the 2017 program. The program involves two interdisciplinary, faculty-led training workshops as well as exploratory summer research. The SSRC covers all travel and lodging costs associated with the Spring and Fall workshops in addition to stipends of up to $5,000 for summer research and living expenses. Applications are due Monday, March 13, 2017.  more...


Just and Equitable Communities, Water and Ecosystems: Grand Challenges Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Provost’s Grand Challenge Research Initiative includes both a competitive call for proposals from interdisciplinary teams and a call for nominations for participation in a Grand Challenges Research Scholar collaborative for an extended period of interdisciplinary engagement. Both have deadlines in March 2017.

The GC Research—Phase 2 process engages the Twin Cities campus community through two tracks that are distinct from the two-tiered grants process launched in Phase 1 of the Provost’s Grand Challenges Research Initiative. The opportunities for 2017–18 are:

  • Grand Challenges Research Proposal: A competitive process for interdisciplinary teams, focused on a smaller number of larger awards—up to $600,000 per award—but with opportunities for smaller awards as well. An enhanced award opportunity is offered by the Institute on the Environment. Pre-proposals are due March 20, 2017, with invitations for full proposals extended in May.

  • Grand Challenges Research Scholar Collaborative:A call for nominations, including self-nominations, to participate in a research collaborative for an extended period--a concentrated investment of time with an interdisciplinary cohort that will provide an opportunity to explore new research directions and strategies and develop a collaborative plan of action for exciting major initiatives focused on one of the spotlighted Grand Challenges (or their intersection). Nominations and applications are due March 1, 2017. more...


Submitting Grants at UMN Info Session Materials

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Updates and Resources

Fiscal Year 2017 fringe rates

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