The College of Engineering’s Accelerating Collaboration in Research (ACR) Initiative provides support for cross-disciplinary research teams to establish programs in new research areas.
ACR provides funding for teams looking to establish large, multi-year research programs. These teams will include a lead investigator who is a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Engineering, as well as a core group of faculty members and possibly collaborators from other academic institutions, national laboratories and industry. The funding provided by ACR will help the team compete for significant extramural funding.
The initiative builds from the college’s Dean’s Research Initiatives:
- Initiative for a Carbon Negative Economy
- High Throughput Computational Biology Initiative
- Wind Energy Initiative
For more information about ACR, please contact Julienne Krennrich, assistant director of research initiatives at the Engineering Research Institute.