Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative

An annual funding initiative to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration across UNH


CoRE reached its 5th year anniversary! To celebrate, we took a look back at the program and its impact with a series of stories and infographics. Check it out!


UNH holds a deep commitment to interdisciplinary research and academic excellence to address issues facing UNH, our state, region, and beyond. CoRE supports this vision by providing five funding opportunities that collectively reinforce a broad culture of interdisciplinary exchange, collaboration, team development and success, planning, and support.

CoRE is funded through the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach to support interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts driven by UNH researchers that address local, regional, and world issues. To-date, CoRE investments have been leveraged for over $44M in additional external funding for UNH research activities. 

To learn more about CoRE, see previously funded projects, access collaboration resources, and more:

Please contact Maria Emanuel ( if you have any questions about CoRE.


The seventh annual Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) internal funding competition is now closed.
Proposals are under review.

New in 2023: Availability of additional dollars to invest in projects led, co-led, or significantly involving UNH Extension faculty or staff

Brief descriptions of the funding categories are provided below -- use the links to find details

  • 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, identify potential collaborative research opportunities, and provide a venue for finding partners.
  • Pilot Research Partnerships seed-fund 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.
  • Creating New Centers support 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.
  • Strengthening Existing Centers better position existing interdisciplinary Centers for success.
  • Supporting Large, Complex Proposal Development provide dedicated funding and guidance to increase the competitiveness of UNH teams for major, interdisciplinary external grants.


Please contact Maria Emanuel ( if you have any questions about CoRE


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For questions regarding using the Internal Competition Portal, please contact Lynnette Hentges.




UNH CoRE logo - 2022

Learn more about CoRE and the CoRE TEAMs

Contact Information

Mark Milutinovich
Phone: (603) 862-5338

Maria Emanuel
Phone: (603) 862-4377


Find a recording of the 3/20/23 information session to review the CoRE RFP and answer questions here