The Institute on the Environment’s fellowships and grants provide support for people and projects across the University of Minnesota system. For the latest information on current and upcoming funding opportunities, please sign up for announcements here or contact April Snyder, Associate Director of Operations, for more information.
Mini Grants have been offered twice a year (fall/spring) every year since 2011. They are small awards of $3,000 or less, intended to spur new collaborative efforts on environmental topics across the University of Minnesota System. We have funded workshops, speakers, seed funding for larger projects, public engagement events, and dozens of other unique projects.
The Spring 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) is here! Please review it carefully to note the new application process and period of performance restrictions. The deadline is Monday, April 16 at noon and the period of performance for this cohort will begin on May 1, 2018.
View Past and Current Mini Grants
- 2016 Mini Grants
- 2015 Mini Grants
- 2014 Mini Grants
- 2013 Mini Grants
- 2012 Mini Grants
- 2011 Mini Grants
IonE has worked with Faculty and Staff members from units and colleges that span the entire University of Minnesota system. Our strength is rooted in our collaborations across campuses.
Do you have a sponsored project that you’d like to partner with IonE on? We can help you get it done – from beginning to end. We have a well-trained administrative grants staff who can help pull together your proposal. We have coordinated sponsored projects with everyone from large governmental agencies (UDSA, NSF, NIH, etc.) to local non-profit agencies, and everyone in between. We specialize in finding creative ways to do unique and collaborative projects.
The IonE Affiliates Program provides flexible funds for scholars to engage in innovative research and problem solving and pursue leadership training. IonE fellowships are open to faculty on all University of Minnesota campuses.
IonE Project Grants (formerly known as Discovery Grants) help highly innovative, world-class research activities get off the ground with a one-time investment of venture capital funding. We look for projects that will make a transformative difference in interdisciplinary research and discovery.
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships
IonE hosts Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships for graduate students whose dissertation work spans disciplinary boundaries. These fellowships are sponsored by the University of Minnesota Graduate School.
IonE supports our IDFs with:
- $2,000 in research funding support
- Access to IonE programs & personnel
- Work space in our facility on the St. Paul campus
Application materials must include:
- Nominee’s application
- Nominee’s CV
- Nominee’s research proposal (draft okay)
- LOS from faculty mentor in IonE
- Must be a faculty member, a list of our affiliate faculty members may be found here
- LOS from advisor/co-advisor
- Unofficial UMN graduate transcript, with explanation of incompletes
Your email should:
- Have the subject “IDF Application: YourLastName, YourMajor”
- Include a brief explanation of why you chose IonE as your host center
- The deadline in which your graduate program requires your application materials (usually well in advance of the November 13th deadline)