Funding for International Activities
Connie White Delaney Iceland Innovation Fund
Deadline: December 15 annually
The Connie White Delaney Iceland Innovation Fund provides seed dollars to encourage interdisciplinary, collaborative research and demonstration projects with a connection to Iceland.
Eligibility and Criteria
All University of Minnesota faculty and P&A staff are eligible to apply for funds from the Connie White Delaney Iceland Innovation Fund. Applicants are not eligible for more than one award in a 12-month period, beginning on the travel date. Requests for future grants will be considered only if the obligations from previous grants have been fulfilled. Rectroactive applications to support projects that began in the six months before the application deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Connie White Delaney Iceland Innovation Fund will provide seed funds of $1,000 to University of Minnesota faculty and P&A staff to encourage interdisciplinary, collaborative research and demonstration projects with a connection to Iceland that innovate through the use of information and communication technology. A goal of the fund is to encourage interdisciplinary pilots that prove a concept through partnership-based projects, design thinking, and innovation to advance health with a connection to the country of Iceland. Preferred projects will promote excellence at the nexus of interprofessional practice in nursing, healthcare, and wellness with collaborators located in both Iceland and Minnesota.
Grantees are required to submit a minimum one-page report on their activities to the GPS Alliance within 60 days of their activity at the University of Minnesota.
About Dr. Connie White Delaney
Dr. Connie White Delaney, professor and dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, has a long-standing passion for Iceland and a depth of love and respect for its culture and people. Her many and varied professional and personal experiences among the Icelanders over a span of 20 years motivate her to give back to benefit those who have been so generous to her.
At the University of Minnesota, Dean Delaney's academic research has evolved through her passion for big data and knowledge discovery. Through this fund, she aspires to seed thoughts and discovery that bring together collaborators in Minnesota and Iceland for mutual benefit.
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