The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced a request for proposals for transdisciplinary research projects that cross the core areas of the MnDRIVE initiative. OVPR will award approximately 10 two-year grants of up to $500,000 each for transdisciplinary projects that pursue grand challenges outlined in the MnDRIVE legislation.
The primary vision for this RFP is to engage research on a transdisciplinary basis that will include projects not only from basic and applied sciences, but also from the arts, humanities, business and policy issues that will have a positive and sustaining impact on Minnesota’s economy, environment and residents.
The current issues identified for funding include research in the following four program areas:
Two information sessions will be held the first week in February to answer questions about the proposal criteria and application process. Letters of Intent are due March 14, 2014; proposals are due April 21, 2014. Learn more about the MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program.