Transdisciplinary Research Program

The Transdisciplinary Research Program was a one-time, two-year grant program that promoted cross-disciplinary, collaborative research addressing at least three of the MnDRIVE research areas.

In 2014, nearly $6 million was awarded to 12 transdisciplinary research projects that addressed big questions in areas such as bioremediation, wearable technologies, monitoring disease outbreaks, and brain conditions. The awards benefitted approximately 90 researchers in 16 colleges and 50 departments across 3 U of M campuses. More than 30 external partners were involved, including state agencies and industry leaders such as 3M, Cargill and Great River Energy.