Even though the University of Minnesota-Duluth is facing budget cuts this year, at least one of the school's programs will receive a financial boost.
U.M.D.'s Large Lakes Observatory will get a grant between four and $800,000.
The money will fund what is called the "Global Great Lakes Project."
The project will study large lakes in North America, Africa and Asia.
It is hoped the results will allow scientists to anticipate environmental problems rather than simply respond to them.
The grant comes from the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment.