NU System Collaboration Initiatives

The Collaboration Initiative is designed to help University of Nebraska researchers become more competitive for extramural funding. It helps foster meaningful collaborations that leverage the full intellectual capacity of faculty across the campuses.

This year's faculty-grant Request for Applications (RFA) will solicit proposals from multi-campus, multidisciplinary teams that help to position them to compete for extramural funding. Researchable topics will not be predefined, but applications must be designed to strengthen the team's future funding proposal.

Principal Investigators must attend the Collaboration Initiative Retreat to be eligible for funding from this program. See more information on the Collaboration Initiative, review the 2019-2020 RFA or register for this year's retreat.

Funding opportunities include:

NEW IN 2019: Research with a Global Impact
Up to two seed and two planning grants will be available to facilitate and strengthen research collaborations among faculty engaging in extramurally-fundable international research.

Planning and Proposal Generation Grants
One-year grants, of up to $20,000 each, to build new collaborations across University of Nebraska campuses.

Formed/Forming Team Seed Grants
Two-year grants, of up to $150,000 each, to enhance research collaborations among Principal Investigators that have had modest levels of previous collaboration.

Team Strengthening Seed Grants
Two-year grants, of up to $300,000 each, to support existing faculty research collaborations so that teams become more competitive for significant extramural research funding.