Discovery Grants

Initiative on the Sharing Economy discovery grants support transdisciplinary partnerships and collaborative research by University of Minnesota faculty and researchers on themes related to the sharing economy, especially shared mobility and shared transportation. Grants also may include efforts that explore the full range of sharing economy topics, including various applications of on-demand and peer-to-peer provisioning of products and services.

Two proposals for the Initiative on the Sharing Economy 2017 discovery grants have been selected and will be completed in 2019. They are:

For additional information about the grants, please contact Saif Benjaafar, Initiative director, at