Applications are now being accepted for the Minnesota Futures grant program, administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Minnesota Futures program promotes new research and scholarship that address societal challenges by fostering opportunities for researchers to advance new ideas and cross disciplinary boundaries.
Minnesota Futures provides grants of approximately $250,000 over two years. Letters of Intent are due Feb. 22, 2016 and full proposals are due Mar. 21. All applicants who submit an LOI are also invited to submit a full proposal, unless they are notified otherwise. Two grants will be awarded in June.
As with other institutional support at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Futures awards not only advance important discoveries, they provide significant opportunities to leverage external funding for additional research. Since its first awards were granted in 2008, every $1 invested through Minnesota Futures has yielded an average of $7.50 coming in to the institution.