Consortium Research Awards

Each year, the Consortium provides funding for intramural projects related to the societal implications of problems in health, environment, and the life sciences. We have awarded close to $1.5 million since 2000. Our funding for the past few years has been to UMN graduate and professional students. Awards are provided as a stipend for research and writing and funding for research supplies, or funding for a program or colloquia for the upcoming summer and/or academic year.

2019-20 Consortium Research Awards (for work in 2020-21)

The Consortium provides funding for intramural projects related to the societal implications of problems in health, environment, and the life sciences. Grants will be awarded in the spring 2020 to University of Minnesota graduate and professional students for work during the Summer 2020 and academic year 2020-21. Student organizations may also apply for these grants. A total of $35,000 is available with a maximum individual award of $7,000. Awards can include a stipend for research and writing and funds for research supplies, or funding for a program or colloquia.

This year’s Request for Proposals (RFP) is available here. The RFP includes detailed application instructions and the timeline for submission and award is listed below.

Download and use these forms as part of your application:

Grant Process Timeline:

  • RFP announced: November 4, 2019
  • Proposals due: February 10, 2020
  • Awards announced: March 20, 2020
  • Funds released: July 1, 2020

For Assistance:
Examples of successful previous proposals are included via the links below under Previous Awards. Email boyle032@umn.edu with specific questions.