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Test Division



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-EX 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 underreporting/faking good; or predict treatment process or outcome of psychological, psychiatric, or medical treatments. Studies that assess the continued examination of 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 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 using the MMPI-2-RF-EX and the MMPI-A-RF 

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-EX research that investigators have an interest in exploring.   

The Press invites proposals for:

  • further validation of the Spanish-language translation of the MMPI-2-RF-EX
  • development of the MMPI-3 product line 

Requests should be submitted on the attached forms: 

  • Request for Research Funding (Word | PDF
  • Request for Product Development Funding (Word | 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 Tami Brown, Test Division Contracts/Permissions Coordinator, at  by no later than Friday April 19, 2019.


If you received funding in 2018-2019 from the Press, please submit progress and expenditure reports using the downloadable forms found below, to Tami Brown, Test Division Contracts/Permissions Coordinator at  by the following dates: 

  • Research Progress Report:  Monday, April 15, 2019
 (Word | PDF)
  • Product Development Progress Report: 
Monday, April 15, 2019
 (Word | PDF

  • Expenditure Reports: Monday, July 1, 2019
 (Word | PDF 

The Press annually invites proposals from non-student investigators on the MMPI Instruments.  Progress reports must be received before funding requests for 2019/2020 are considered. 

In the first quarter of each calendar year, an invitation is issued on the University of Minnesota Press Test Division web page for the submission of funding requests for research and product development on the tests the Press publishes. This announcement provides details about the funding available, the process by which requests are to be submitted, and the research and product development priorities that have been set for the next fiscal year (beginning July 1) by the Advisory Board in consultation with the Press.  

An overview of funded proposals for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) for research and product development can be found here.