FY18 - 19 Biennial Budget Request

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Support core missions

Biennial total: $68.2 million

Address inflationary costs of U of M's critical research, education and outreach activities in conjunction with administrative cost reductions to minimize tuition increases.

Project summary (PDF).

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Invest in student success

Biennial total: $22 million

  • Create a U of M Student Success Center with services designed to lower the cost of college by raising undergraduate retention and graduation rates
  • Prepare Minnesota’s multicultural high school students for college
  • Advance STEM education to meet Minnesota’s workforce needs

Project summary (PDF).

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Expand MnDRIVE

Biennial total: $32 million

Bolster U of M research strengths to solve Minnesota’s greatest challenges:

  • Harness data: integrate information to advance technology and decision making
  • Fight cancer: improve statewide access to cancer clinical trials
  • Strengthen communities: develop solutions to reduce social inequality statewide
  • Clean water: improve water quality and long-term sustainability statewide

Watch our video to learn more about MnDRIVE's great successes and future goals.

Project summary (PDF).

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Advance NRRI applied research

Biennial total: $4 million

Strengthen the Natural Resources Research Institute's applied research activites to accelerate innovation and economic development in key areas such as minerals, mining & water; energy & the environment; and forest products & bioeconomy.

Project summary (PDF).

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Restore critical health training and services

Biennial total: $14 million

Restore funding for two U of M health programs formerly funded by UCare:

  • Family Medicine and Community Health residencies train future family physicians and provide care to underserved communities
  • The Mobile Dental Clinic, preventive and primary dental care statewide in underserved communities

Project summary (PDF).

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Support expanded programming at the Bell Museum

Biennial total: $7 million

Support new operating costs and expanded hands-on, interactive programming, services, and outreach. The Bell Museum, established by the state legislature in 1872, is Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium.

Project summary (PDF).

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