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 position them to compete for extramural funding. Researchable topics will not be administratively predefined, but applications must be designed to strengthen the team’s future funding proposal. All disciplines are encouraged to apply; projects must build towards a competitive extramural funding application.

Introducing the Big Ideas Initiative

The University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Foundation are introducing a Big Ideas Initiative. This is different than the Collaboration Initiative, but complements it. Faculty ideas will be solicited, via a proposal process, that build upon the University’s strengths to impact Nebraska and the world, and will likely require an investment of $25 million or more.

The accepted proposals will be used by the University and Foundation to attract and inspire private giving in the years ahead.