Resources for Researchers

Funding & Collaborations

CVM Capacity Grant Funding 
As part of the ongoing support for the CVM Signature Program activities, the Office of the Associate Dean for Research plans to award approximately $750,000 in total funding to support multiple Animal Health, Hatch and Multistate Capacity Grant projects. More information coming Fall 2019!

CVM One Medicine One Science Signature Program Funding
Nearly $1.3 million was awarded to CVM faculty research projects for the Comparative Medicine, Population Medicine, and Emerging, Zoonotic, and Infectious Diseases Signature Programs. Congratulations to all faculty and best of luck for your projects starting in June 2019!

CVM Resident & Graduate Students Research Grant Funding
This year approximately $100,000 is available to support research conducted by residents or graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The intent of this funding mechanism is to provide support for resident research and to offer graduate students the opportunity to develop a new line of research related to their funded thesis work.  In particular, we encourage all CVM residents to consider this opportunity to become engaged in research to improve animal health and advance the missions of the CVM’s three research Signature Programs. Budget requests up to $10,000 will be considered.

Applications are due at 4:59pm CDT on May 6, 2019 and submitted via InfoReady

Note: This funding takes the place of prior “Small Companion Animal Grants” and “University of Minnesota Equine Center (UMEC) Grants”.  As such, approximately half of the available funding will be directed towards proposals addressing important issues in canine, feline and equine health. Equine-specific funding is provided in part by the Minnesota Racing Commission therefore, high priority will be given to proposals that address issues impacting racehorses. All other proposals should align with one of the three CVM research Signature Programs or other aim relevant to the CVM research mission.

Internal Funding Opportunities at the University of Minnesota. 

Extramural Funding/Collaborations

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to collaborate? Find a list of coordinated funding opportunities at the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) website. This list features externally funded grant opportunities that require university coordination because the sponsor has limited the number of applications an institution is allowed to submit. Each posting has a link to sponsor specific information as well as detailed internal submission instructions.
  • Find collaborators at the University by searching the Experts@Minnesota database of faculty and staff experts. How to search the site and edit your profile.  

Shared Resources

CVM Shared Equipment
This page is a work in progress, not a full list of available shared resources. Please contact Katie (
 with additions. 

  • BD FACSCantoFlow Cytometer (Room 155 ASVM) Contact: Bruce Walcheck | Calendar

  • Electron Microscopy 
    The mission of the Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrastructural Pathology Service (VDUP) is to provide electron microscopy diagnostic solutions to the veterinary community, pathologists, and researchers. Contact: Anibal Armien  

  • Olympus FV1000 Confocal Microscope (Room 137 Vet Sci Bldg) ContactXianoa Ge |  Calendar

Other Equipment Resources
Biodale is a consortium of University of Minnesota research service facilities that offer state-of-the-art instrumentation and user-friendly, walk-in service and training. Each facility is staffed by specialized scientists and technicians. Facilities include: 

Comparative Pathology Shared Resource (CPSR)
The CPSR is part of the Cancer Center and offers histology, immunohistology, and pathology on a fee-for-service basis. Video on services provided

Research Toolkit

CVM Intent to Submit
Use this form to inform your pre-award specialist of your intent to submit a proposal.

CVM Proposal Routing Form (PRF) Questionnaire
Use this form to assist your pre-award specialist in filling out the Proposal Routing Form (PRF) that is required for proposal submissions.

Research Compliance
FY2020 Fringe Benefit Rates

Guide to Research Compliance

Policies & Compliance 
Sources for regulation, policy, procedure or guidelines that relate to sponsored research.

Research Resources - Information provided by the Office of the Vice President (OVPR) on applying for grants, commonly used forms (IACUC, IBC, IRB), compliance, grants and reporting, policies and procedures, subjects protection, technology transfer and IP and training opportunities.

Research Education Requirements - The University provides mandatory and supplemental training in ethics and regulatory compliance for any students, faculty or staff who are conducting or supporting research at the University. 

U of M Libraries & References Services
Health Sciences Libraries 
Provides reference services (literature searches, one-on-one research consultations, systematic review service). 
Veterinary Medicine Library 
The Veterinary Medical library's reference services staff can help with research questions, assist with searching MNCAT, MEDLINE, Pub Med, Animal Science and other databases. They can also provide in-depth instruction in the use of various manual and electronic information resources and refer researchers to appropriate information providers.