Discovery Grants

Proposals (PDF) are now being accepted for research that addresses grand challenges of global significance in the areas of climate change; food, land use and ecosystems; freshwater resources; population, health and development; and strategies and systems for sustainability. Initial concept papers are due March 21, 2014.

IonE 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.

  • FY 2011 Awarded Grants
    The Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota selected six projects to receive $1.9 million over four years through its Discovery Grant program for FY 2011.
  • FY 2010 Awarded Grants
    The Institute on the Environment selected five projects to receive major funding from its Discovery Grants program for FY 2010.