Grants Development Office
Grants Development Office

Welcome to the Grants Development Office website. The office is here to help UMM faculty and staff with both pre- and post-award grant activities. Click here to see a comprehensive list of funding opportunities.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Follow ARRA developments and grant programs for research and projects through the University of Minnesota ARRA website. A listserv is also available to receive up to date information via email.

For grant opportunities listed by specific agency, go the ARRA page with links to each federal agency receiving stimulus funds.

What's Inside
Grant Support
Find out about internal and external Funding Sources. Research funding agencies through our online Funding Search Databases. Learn what you need to know to submit a grant - Proposal Preparation - and what to do after you've received one - Post Award Assistance. For useful information, visit Publications, Resources and other Information. You'll also be able to access the University's Electronic Grant Management System (EGMS).

University Resources
For a variety of research and funding related information, link into the Dean's Office. Review important Annual Deadlines for system-wide grants (UMM deadlines are often earlier). Access important institutional facts and figures through Institutional Research and keep up on recent faculty developments through the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Also access important University offices that can help with a number of research related issues from Human Subjects protections to Responsible Conduct of Research (now known as FIRST).

Internal Grants

Faculty Research Enhancement Funds (FREF)

May 1, 2009

Minnesota Futures Symposium

May 29, 2009

International Travel Grants

August 3, 2009

National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Internal Deadline of July 10, 2009

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty.

New Initiatives


Grants at UMM

Sandy Olson-Loy, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has received $73,329 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from the Healthy Eating Minnesota initiative. The project, Morris Healthy Eating Initiative, is developing a model using community partners and local food growers to assess the food environment and change policy to make healthy food more available and affordable. Community partners for this project include Sodexho, Stevens County Medical Center, the West Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, and the Pomme de Terre Food Coop.


Tom McRoberts, Director for Continuing Education, has received $174,258 from the Minnesota Renewable Energy Marketplace (MNREM). The project, Developing Talent for the Bio-Energy Economy: A New Partnership for Biomass Gasification Education, will develop an innovative curriculum in biomass gasification technology culminating in a hands-on biomass course helping to prepare the new wave of workers for the biomass industry. Partnerships for the project include Minnesota West Community & Technical Colleges, University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Nova-Tech Engineering (Wilmar, MN), Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc., and Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program.

Sara Haugen, Student Activites, recently received funding from the Minnesota Arts Council and Arts Midwest to bring cultural and artistic programs to campus through the performing arts series. Performers such as the Lula Washington Dance Company. A dance troupe founded by Lula Washington 30 years ago, exploring African-American social commentary to the floor. This is one of many events that Sara's work will bring to UMM.


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UMM Grants Development Office is a unit of the University of Minnesota, Morris,
University of Minnesota Sponsored Projects Administration, and
the Office of the Vice President for Research

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