Office of the Vice President for Research

Extramural Coordinated Funding


UM Submission Instructions: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 2020

Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Award Title: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program
Amount: $200,000
Each recipient is awarded up to $200,000, based on their prospectus and an estimated budget.
UM Deadline: 11/05/2020
Sponsor Deadline: 11/17/2020
Description: The purpose of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is to support high-caliber scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, making it possible for the recipients to devote time to research and writing that addresses pressing issues and cultural transitions affecting us at home and abroad. For the 2021 program, there are four broad topic areas that include a wide range of suggested subtopics:
Global connections and global ruptures
Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives
Environments, natural and human
Technological and cultural creativity—potential and perils

Criteria: Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Originality and promise of the idea
Quality of the proposal
Potential impact on the field
Record of the nominee
Plans to communicate findings to a broad audience
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 2
Additional Requirements: must be US citizen or permanent resident
Sponsor Guidelines: https://www.carnegie.org/awards/award/andrew-carnegie-fellows/
UM Nominations Process: Please send materials for the individual you wish to nominate as a single pdf to vpfaa@umn.edu with “Carnegie Fellows” in the subject line by 5:00 PM on November 5. The deadline for submitting nominations to the funder is 5:00 PM on November 17. The internal deadline of November 5 will allow time for the selection process and for chosen nominees to assemble additional materials needed for a full application.

Materials needed by November 5 include (1) a draft letter of nomination written by the dean or department chair (which will be edited and signed by the president for nominees going forward), (2) a prospectus by the nominee of three to five pages, (3) a CV, and (4) a budget. Additional materials will be needed for the nominations that go forward. Additional details, including the budget form and instructions, are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yoim-thhf8Zq-wvQV1pA9234aYd4kVyd3Tbbrlv4nDs/edit?usp=sharing
Peer Review Coordination: Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost contact email
Status: Open
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.



General Information

  • Each posting has information about the external sponsor and opportunity as well as the internal application instructions.
  • Opportunities can be sorted by column headings; just click on the heading to re-sort by that column.
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Column Descriptions

  • Sponsor: redirects you to the sponsor's main website
  • Title/Guidelines: redirects you to sponsor specific information regarding the opportunity which may include description, eligibility, budget instructions, forms and other requirements
  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status:
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process

  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.


*If you have questions about the University's process related to extramural funding opportunities requiring nomination or if you have any technical issues with the site, contact collabor8@umn.edu.

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