The UMN Office of Vice President for Research seeks applications for its 2013 spring Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry & Scholarship program (GIA) to fund independent faculty research to act as seed money to develop projects that will be eligible for external funding. Both tenure and non-tenure track faculty can apply so long as they have not received two GIA awards during the past five years, nor submitted the same proposal more than three times. Award amounts vary, however, in fiscal year 2012 a total of 101 grants were awarded averaging $27,833 per proposal. Deadline to apply is Feb. 11. Learn more. Contact ONRS for details on the application process or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the GIA program.