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University Announces Grand Challenges Grants

CBS faculty among the recipients of the new interdisciplinary research grants

The first round of University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research grants, totaling $3.6 million, were awarded to 29 teams of faculty from across the Twin Cities campus. The research collaborations address the University's five interrelated Grand Challenges areas of special focus, with one integrative initiative spanning multiple areas. Areas of focus include:

  • Advancing Health Through Tailored Solutions
  • Fostering Just and Equitable Communities
  • Enhancing Individual and Community Capacity for a Changing World
  • Assuring Clean Water and Sustainable Ecosystems

Six research teams that received funding include members of the college’s faculty. Here’s a quick overview of the projects and associated CBS faculty.

Read the full announcement here.


October, 2016