Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative

An annual funding initiative to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration across UNH

 

UNH holds “A Deep Commitment to Interdisciplinarity” as one of six visions and values for the university to pursue.

The Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) initiative was launched in FY2018 and supports interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts driven by UNH researchers addressing local, regional, and world issues. Please navigate the menu bar on the left to learn more about the broad range of interdisciplinary projects that have been funded by CoRE.

To-date, CoRE projects have engaged over 3,000 participants from academia, industry, and the community and stimulated over $27M in additional external funding to support world-class reseach and scholarship.

 

The 3rd Annual CoRE Competition is now closed. Submitted applications are under review.  

We anticipate awarding $400,000 in support through the below five funding opportunities that will collectively reinforce a broad culture of interdisciplinary exchange, collaboration, planning, and support.  CoRE funds will be made available to the selected applicants by July 1, 2019.

 

  • Interdisciplinary Working Groups support groups of faculty to convene around research topic areas to build awareness and relationships across disciplines, allow for cross-fertilization of ideas with internal and external partners, and identify and pursue collaborative research and funding opportunities.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $15,000 per working group for projects lasting 1 year
    • Expected Number of Awards: 5-10
    • 2019 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Pilot Research Partnerships supports collaborative research projects with strong potential to garner future funding from external sources (including industrial support) and/or with outstanding commercial potential. Projects may be intra-institutional, multi-institutional, or public-private partnerships. For 2019, up to half of the Pilot Research Partnership awards are expected to involve non-UNH partners.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $30,000 per project, for projects lasting 1 year
    • Expected Number of Awards: 3-5
    • 2019 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Creating New Centers supports the establishment of new, interdisciplinary Centers with research programs that have strong potential for significant future funding support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia or foundations.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $200,000 total for a period of two years
    • Must be matched 1:1 by non-OSVPR funds that represent the most appropriate departments, college(s), school, etc.
    • Expected Number of Awards: 1 new Center every 2 years
    • 2019 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Strengthening Existing Centers will better position existing interdisciplinary research Centers for success.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $50,000 total for projects lasting 1 year
    • Must be matched 1:1 by non-OSVPR funds that represent the most appropriate departments, college(s), school, etc.
    • Expected Number of Awards: 1 every 2 years
    • 2019 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Supporting Large, Complex Proposal Development provides dedicated funding and guidance to increase the competitiveness of UNH teams for major, interdisciplinary external grants. To be eligible, proposal development activities must: target a multi-year opportunity (or a combination of opportunities within a single thematic area) with an annual budget greater than or equal to $3,500,000; start at least 9-12 months prior to the expected due date of the targeted funding opportunity; and require a large, multi-investigator team.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $100,000 per project
    • Must be matched by a minimum of 25% non-OSVPR funds
    • Expected Number of Awards: 2 per year
    • 2019 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2019. Proposals are also reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Learn more about CoRE and the CoRE TEAMs

Contact Information

Mark Milutinovich
Director,  Large Center Development
Service Building, Room 102
Phone: (603) 862-5338
Email: mark.milutinovich@unh.edu

Maria Emanuel
Large Center Development and Broader Impacts
Service Building, Room 106F
Phone: 603-862-4377
Email: maria.emanuel@unh.edu