Research and Product Development

The Press invites proposals from nonstudent investigators for research and development on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) instruments.

The Press seeks applications that consider the enrollment of people/persons of color or communities of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, and asexual (LGBTIQA+) individuals toward the goal of increasing generalization of results and improving assessment of diverse individuals and/or groups, especially as they relate to the research and product development priorities listed below. Additionally, the Press seeks applications from people/persons of color and LGBTIQA+ principal investigators as well as projects that include diverse individuals on their research team.


The Test Division is no longer accepting proposals for the University of Minnesota Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). Please check back in January 2025 for detailed submission information and forms to complete for FY26.

Contact the Test Division ( with questions.    


If you received funding in 2023-2024 from the Press, please submit your final expenditure report to Katie Nickerson, Test Division Manager, at


Requests should be submitted using the attached forms:

In completing the forms, please provide thorough and detailed responses. Requests will be formally reviewed by the Test Division’s Advisory Board as to the quality of the proposal and the importance of the proposed research/development. The advisors will be asked to comment on the strengths and/or weaknesses of new proposals and on the progress reported on requests for renewal funding of previously supported research.

Please submit requests using the above downloadable forms to Katie Nickerson, Test Division Manager, at no later than Friday, April 12, 2024.


If you received funding in 2023-2024 from the Press, please submit progress and expenditure reports using the downloadable forms found below to Katie Nickerson, Test Division Manager, at Note that progress reports must be received before funding requests for 2024/2025 are considered.