The Explore Nano Program

The Minnesota Nano Center's Explore Nano Incentive Program

The Minnesota Nano Center is pleased to announce the return of Explore Nano, a user incentive program for researchers from outside the University of Minnesota. The Explore Nano program offers a $2000 subsidy to new users of MNC facilities, as well as those who have not used the Center for the past 2 years. Once accepted into the program, users can apply the subsidy to cover lab access fees, equipment time, user training, and staff assistance.  

Program participants must not have used MNC since October 1, 2021. Preference will be given to applicants with a viable interest in continued Nano Center usage beyond the program.

The amount of funds available are limited, so interested parties should plan to apply early. To apply to the program, please fill out this application form. If you'd like to discuss the program and your potential projects, please contact us at