Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative

An annual funding initiative to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration across UNH

 

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, planning, and support.

To-date, CoRE projects have engaged over 3,000 participants from academia, industry, and the community and stimulated over $35M 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, Economic Engagement, and Outreach. Please contact Maria Emanuel (maria.emanuel@unh.edu) if you have any questions about CoRE.

 

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We are excited to announce the 5th Annual CoRE Competition!

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 August 1, 2021; the award period will run 8/1/2021 - 7/31/2022.

FY22 CoRE RFP Overview:   Video     Slides
FY22 CoRE RFP Q&A Session:  4/20/21, 10:30 - 11:30 am    
       Register here to get the Zoom link
 

Maria Emanuel and Mark Milutinovich are available to discuss CoRE proposals and are happy to meet with potential applicants via Zoom.

 

  • 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
    • FY2022 Funding Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 3, 2021
  • 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
    • FY2022 Funding Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 3, 2021
       
  • 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
    • FY2022 Funding Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 3, 2021
       
  • 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
    • FY2022 Funding Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 3, 2021
       
  • 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
    • FY2022 Funding Proposal Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 3, 2021

 

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Learn more about CoRE and the CoRE TEAMs

Contact Information

Mark Milutinovich
Phone: (603) 862-5338
Email: 
mark.milutinovich@unh.edu

Maria Emanuel
Phone: (603) 862-4377
Email: 
maria.emanuel@unh.edu