Research & Product Development

University of Minnesota Press Test Division 2020-2021 (U of M fiscal year 21) request for proposal for research and product development on the MMPI instruments


The Press invites proposals from non-student investigators for research and development on the MMPI instruments. 

Only one proposal per investigator will be considered, unless the Press has expressly invited specific proposals for product development.


Priority will be given to studies that:

  • use the MMPI-2-RF and/or the MMPI-3 to address test use with active-duty and veteran military personnel; predict outcomes in employment screening; examine risk assessment in forensic settings; assess invalid responding in forensic settings; assess response bias; or predict treatment process or outcome of psychological, psychiatric, or medical treatments. Studies examining the assessment of personality disorders and psychopathy will also be a priority.
  • validate the MMPI-A-RF in a variety of settings and with a number of different criterion measures. In addition to replicating the findings reported in the MMPI-A-RF manual (psychiatric inpatient, residential treatment, and forensic settings) with similar or expanded criterion measures, data should be collected in medical, neuropsychological, outpatient mental health, and school settings. Archival data studies with adequate criterion measures will also be considered.
  • focus on ethnic minorities and other under-represented populations using the MMPI-2-RF and/or the MMPI-3 and the MMPI-A-RF. These have been identified as research priorities. 

These have been identified as research priorities. However, we do not wish to discourage the submission of proposals in other areas of MMPI-A-RF and MMPI-2-RF and/or the MMPI-3 research that investigators have an interest in exploring. 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                  

The Press invites proposals for:

  • further validation of the Spanish-language translation of the MMPI-3
  • development of the MMPI-3 product line, including addition of comparison groups representing the broad range of MMPI-3 applications

Submission Process

Requests should be submitted on the attached forms:

  • Request for Research Funding (Word or PDF)
  • Request for Product Development Funding (Word or PDF)

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 Alicia Gomez, Test Division Product Development Editor, at by no later than Friday, April 17.


If you received funding in 2019-2020 from the Press, please submit progress and expenditure reports using the downloadable forms found below, to Alicia Gomez, Test Division Product Development Editor at :

Research Progress Report: (
Word  | PDF)

Product Development Progress Report: (Word | PDF


Final Expenditure Reports: Word  | PDF


The Press annually invites proposals from non-student investigators on the MMPI Instruments.  Progress reports must be received before funding requests for 2020/2021 are considered.