Research funding opportunities


The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) maintains information about internal and extramural funding opportunities and resources for faculty grant writing and proposal preparation. Visit the OVPR website.

Certain opportunities, such as NSF MRIs and IGERTs, allow a limited number of submissions per institution. In these cases, an internal competition is first conducted to decide on the proposal that can move forward. Such solicitations and their internal and external requirements and deadlines can be found on the Extramural Coordinated Funding web page on the OVPR website.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office in the University of Minnesota Foundation maintains a list of current requests for proposals from private foundations. The list focuses on opportunities $50,000+ aligned with University of Minnesota priorities and is available for download as an Excel spreadsheet. Download the current requests for proposals (.xlsx file).