2014 Grants Program
In the second year of the biennium, the GPS Alliance plans to offer a grant program to support innovative research and the continued development of a global network of engagement and scholarship across the University. This program will target research and scholarly initiatives related to the Global Spotlight themes for 2012-14: the area of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security. Guidelines and more information about the grants will be announced in fall 2013.
In 2012, more than $500,000 was awarded to University of Minnesota faculty and graduate students through four grant programs to support research and other scholarly initiatives related to the Spotlight themes for 2010-12: the area of Latin America and the Caribbean and the issue of the Impact of Urbanization.
New Funding Partnerships
The Global Spotlight scholarly focus on food security is supported by an innovative funding partnership including the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), the broader Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance), the Institute on the Environment, and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). This collaboration will seek to foster interdisciplinary approaches to global food security in connection with social justice.
Other Funding Sources