Low-cost ventilator, wasted produce, research resumption
May 2020  •  Read online

Open-Source Release Allows Coventor to Be Produced Worldwide


The design for a low-cost ventilator brought to life by a team of UMN researchers and industry collaborators is now freely available to manufacturers.

Wasted Produce: Odd Looks Keep Fresh Food from Reaching the Market


Researchers are exploring the aesthetics that make produce acceptable to consumers—and how to stop nutritious, imperfect-looking food from going to waste.

Resuming On-Site Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Some researchers can now return to on-site work as part of a plan meant to allow for more research activity while still limiting the coronavirus's spread.

A Handheld Device to Quickly Detect COVID-19


The MagiCoil detects the virus in blood and respiratory material and delivers results in as little as 10 minutes via smartphone.

Robert Clarke Named New Hormel Institute Executive Director


Clarke will lead efforts to advance knowledge around how cancer develops and to discover better ways to prevent, detect, and treat it.


UMN and M Health Fairview Roll Out Protective Device for Health Care Professionals During COVID-19

In New Report, CIDRAP at UMN Proposes Smart and Strategic Approach to COVID-19 Testing

Minnesota Masons Give $35 Million to the University of Minnesota to Establish First-of-Its-Kind Institute Devoted to Brain Development

People's Perception of Media Messages Personalized in Real-Time

How Mixed Messages Complicate Mate Selection in Frogs

Lab Closed, They Push Forward


Innovations to Address COVID-19-related Healthcare Impacts, Office of Discovery and Translation
Deadline: June 15, 2020

2021 MnDRIVE Informatics PhD Graduate Assistantship Program, U of M Informatics Institute
Deadline: October 1, 2020

MnDRIVE Environment Demonstration Grant, MnDRIVE Environment
Deadline: October 26, 2020

MnDRIVE Environment Seed Grant, MnDRIVE Environment
Deadline: October 26, 2020

Masonic Cancer Center Clinical and Translational Research Support, Masonic Cancer Center
Deadline: December 31, 2025

MCC Director's Junior Faculty Professional Travel Grant, Masonic Cancer Center
Deadline: December 31, 2025

See OVPR's Internal Funding Opportunities for more available UMN funding or to submit an opportunity to be listed.


Strings Attached: Understanding the Implications of Research Funding Options

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Join us for Strings Attached: Understanding the Implications of Research Funding Options, an online seminar designed specifically for researchers in the College of Science and Engineering. The seminar will provide an overview and guidance on research funding decisions and the potential impacts of various types of research agreements that are commonly seen at the University of Minnesota.

Topics will include: consortium funding (such as SRC), industry funding, foundation funding requests, data-use agreements, open source software components, and other funding items that impact CSE and informatics commercialization decisions.

Learn more and register


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