CEHD faculty and professional staff are active researchers, conducting projects in over 100 fields. The Office of Research and Policy supports CEHD researchers in finding, applying for and managing $44.3 million in externally funded research (2015-16), providing seed funding, and connecting research to policy.
Our vision is to advance research, teaching, and community engagement to increase opportunities for all individuals to have a successful start in life and to foster healthy human development, and will provide programs that meet the demands of the 21st century.
The CEHD Office of Research and Policy (ORP) coordinates the college's research support activities, including pre-award proposal development, compliance management, RCR training, assistance with large-scale collaborations, and internal funding programs. See a full list of our support services.
The University of Minnesota offers a variety of tools and resources that enable faculty, students and staff to explore funding opportunities for scholarly activities. The University also subscribes to the funding databases Pivot and Foundation Directory Online, which are free for UMN researchers to use.
Securing peer-reviewed funding is a key part of the academic research process. We maintain a list of grantsmanship resources for researchers, including boilerplate language and a library of funded proposals.
CEHD graduate students have access to grantwriting courses specific to their fields, as well as fellowships, scholarships, and additional financial support through the college and University.
We support CEHD students, faculty, and researchers by offering:
Frank J. Symons, Associate Dean for Research
Phone: 612-626-8697 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oversees research and sponsored activities in the CEHD and thus is delegated the authority to act on the Dean’s behalf in matters relating to research. The associate dean for research (ADR) reviews and approves proposals for external funding, evaluates appropriateness of proposed cost-sharing and requests for F&A waivers, and reviews conflict of interest disclosure forms and facilitates institutional oversight. The ADR sets the vision for the college's research enterprise and guides new initiatives.
Ellen Freeman, Assistant Director of Research & Policy, REPA/ROC Coordinator
Phone: 612-625-2708 | Email: email@example.com
Coordinates collegiate research development activities, including educational offerings, communications, data reporting, internal funding programs, and MN Agricultural Experiment station funding.
KIN, C&I and ITR
ICD, CEED, Dean's Office
When preparing proposals that involve CEHD faculty and staff, please refer to our PRF routing chains and contact the grant coordinator assigned to the investigator's unit with any questions.