The Collaboration Initiative is a complementary effort, designed to help University of Nebraska researchers become more competitive for extramural funding. It helps foster meaningful collaborations that leverage the intellectual capacity of faculty across the campuses.
The Collaboration Initiative solicits Request for Applications (RFAs) from multi-campus, multidisciplinary teams for grants that help position them to compete for extramural funding. Three levels of funding are offered—ranging from $20,000 to $300,000—and applications are encouraged from all disciplines.
Projects and ideas that may not be ready for a Big Ideas proposal may fit perfectly with the Collaboration Initiative requirements. Unlike the Big Ideas Initiative, Collaboration Initiative projects must build towards a competitive extramural funding application. You can find out more here, including additional information on the RFA.