Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative

An annual funding initiative to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration across UNH

 

UNH holds a deep commitment to interdisciplinary and academic excellence. CoRE supports this vision by providing five funding opportunities that collectively reinforce a broad culture of interdisciplinary exchange, collaboration, planning, and support.

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 research and scholarship. To learn more about CoRE, see previously funded projects, access collaboration resources, and more: https://mypages.unh.edu/core.

CoRE is funded through the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research, with support from the Office of the Provost. Please contact Maria Emanuel (maria.emanuel@unh.edu) if you have any questions about CoRE.

 

FY2018 Fact Sheet - Impacts of UNH CoRE Initiative

 

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UNH CoRE COVID-19 Pilot Research Partnerships

As part of UNH’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and in the spirit of our land grant mission, CoRE is funding PRP projects directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic to improve public health and welfare at UNH, across New Hampshire, throughout the region, nationally, or globally.

UNH CoRE will make seed funding available by Monday, May 4, 2020 for Pilot Research Partnership (PRP) projects directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposed collaborative research projects should have a 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.

Applicants are encouraged to think broadly and creatively about how their expertise can address relevant areas of research, including, but not limited to:

  • Impact and recovery in vulnerable communities
  • Diagnostics, models, therapeutics, vaccine development
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • Distance learning
  • Workforce preparedness
  • Mental health and substance use disorders resulting from the pandemic
  • Environmental transmission via contaminated surfaces or materials
  • Economic impacts and recovery
  • Public perception and behavior
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Resource (e.g., PPE) allocation and redistribution​
  • Environmental and ecological impacts
  • Funding and Duration: Up to $30,000 per project, for projects lasting 1 year

  • Expected Number of Awards: 3-5

  • COVID-19 PRP Proposal Deadline: 9:00 A.M. on Monday, April 27, 2020   Find the full RFP and apply here

 

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The 4th Annual CoRE Competition has been modified in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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 September 1, 2020; award periods will run 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2021.

Maria Emanuel and Mark Milutinovich will continue to be available to discuss CoRE proposals and are happy to meet with potential applicants via Zoom over the next few weeks.

 

  • 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.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $15,000 per working group for projects lasting 1 year
    • Expected Number of Awards: 5-10
    • 2020 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020
  • 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.
    • Funding and Duration: Up to $30,000 per project, for projects lasting 1 year
    • Expected Number of Awards: 3-5
    • 2020 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020
       
  • 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.
    • 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
    • 2020 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020
       
  • 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
    • 2020 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020
       
  • Supporting Large, Complex Proposal Development provides dedicated funding and guidance to increase the competitiveness of UNH teams for major, interdisciplinary external grants.
    • 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
    • 2020 Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020

 

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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