Consortium Introduction

The Consortium conducts original research, serves students and faculty, and advances public dialogue and understanding on emerging issues at the intersection of science and society.

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Latest News

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New Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center to be based at the Institute on the Environment

October 14, 2021

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) will host the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), a consortium of higher education and natural resource institutions that will seek to advance actionable science meant to address the climate crisis affecting Midwestern ecosystems. The Midwest CASC is the ninth CASC program established by U.S. Geological Survey and will work closely with federal, state, and Tribal entities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The cooperative agreement is for five years and will include $4.5 million in operational funding. IonE is a Consortium member center; read more about the Midwest CASC on the IonE website


Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Planning Grant Program Accepting Proposals

October 11, 2021

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Planning Grant Program provides funding meant to establish interdisciplinary faculty research teams or community-university research partnerships related to food, nutrition, and health. Grant funding will range from $5,000 to $10,000 for one year; higher levels of funding will be considered if very strong justification is provided. Grant proposals are due November 17, 2021, and awards will be announced December 17, 2021. Healthy Foods, Healthy lives is a Consortium member center. Read more on their website

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Watershed Innovations Grants Program Accepting Proposals

October 7, 2021

The Water Resources Center (WRC) and its partners are requesting proposals for the Watershed Innovations (WINS) program. The WINS program supports researchers as they address important water resource issues in Minnesota, collaborate with interdisciplinary partners, educate students and researchers, and find outside sources for funding. Awards will support salary for a 0.5 FTE graduate research assistant for 24 months, plus up to $5,000 per year for student professional development and research-related costs. Proposals are due November 1, 2021. The Water Resources Center is a Consortium member center. Read more on their website

CTSI 10th Anniversary

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Celebrates 10 Years

August 23, 2021

The University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is celebrating its 10th anniversary! CTSI accelerates the application of new scientific discoveries in clinical settings by providing funding for promising studies and offering research education and training for faculty, staff, and students. Since CTSI was established, over 345 scholars have received support for their research careers, CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation has supported over 145 innovations leading to 10 start-ups, and CTSI’s Clinical Research Support Center has supported over 2,000 studies. CTSI is part of the nationwide Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) network and is a Consortium member center. Read more about their tenth anniversary on the CTSI website.

Annual Research Ethics Day Webinar

COVID-19 Resources: Ethical, Legal & Social Implications

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing profound ethical, legal, and social challenges. The Consortium is compiling relevant resources offered by our member centers and by other organizations to help researchers, clinicians, legal professionals, students, and communities navigate these challenges. View COVID-19 resources here

LawSeqSM Database

Use the LawSeqSM Database to search the law of genomics in the U.S. – both federal and state law. The Database also offers a Bibliography collecting relevant secondary sources. The goal of the LawSeqSM project is to map and shape the law of genomics to build a solid foundation for clinical integration. Creation of this unique resource was funded by a grant from NIH.