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Institute on the Environment Grant Opportunities

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant
The Institute on the Environment’s mission is to lead the way toward a future in which people and the planet prosper together. To further that mission, we acknowledge the role social inequality has played in perpetuating disproportionate environmental outcomes and have established a pilot fund of $30,000 to accelerate 3-6 projects that help people and the environment prosper together more equitably and justly.

UMN faculty, staff, and students from all University of Minnesota campuses are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in funding. All projects must have a clear connection to issues of equity and the environment or sustainability. Types of work we expect to fund include: seed funding, research, travel, events, engagement, curriculum development, and educational programming.

Since 2011, IonE Mini Grants have spurred new collaborative efforts by providing small amounts of funding to interdisciplinary groups of faculty, staff and students from across the University of Minnesota system. The purpose of the program is to encourage risk-taking and experimentation across disciplines, units or campuses.

Mini Grants have two regular funding cycles, Fall and Spring. Additionally, Emerging Issues proposals may be submitted at any time. Emerging Issues are defined by their discrete time of applicability, for example, a response to a natural disaster.

*For questions or if you experience issues during this application process, please email IONE@UMN.EDU*