Strategic Initiative Opportunities
- University Cluster Hire Program
The University Cluster Hires program is designed to attract new faculty members to campus across multiple disciplines, oriented around a common research objective.
- Research Investment Council & Strategic Initiative Grant Program
The Research Investment Council is one immediate method in which we will invest in faculty-driven initiatives in order to move great multidisciplinary ideas forward. The Strategic Initiative Grant Program provides funding at various levels to advance our strategic initiative themes.
- Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture Series
The Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture Series highlight eminent visitors and KU scholars related to the strategic initiative themes.
- Red Hot Research Sessions for KU Faculty4:00 p.m. Friday, February 8 at The Commons
Formerly "Research Sharing Sessions," Red Hot Research comes as a part of our continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment will feature six faculty members, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, faculty members will have a venue for cross-disciplinary partnering and exploration.
- Bioengineering Colloquium
The bioengineering graduate program invites other faculty, staff, and students with related interests to attend their colloquium series this spring. Information about the colloquium schedule and speakers can be found at the link above. Contact Destiny Poole (firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-5258) if you have questions about the series.
- Proof of Concept Fund
The Proof of Concept (POC) Fund will provide funding to mature KU research projects for one year to make the technologies more attractive for private investment, ideally within 12 months of being awarded funding. The fund is available to projects in all areas of technology – including electronics, software, communications and engineering – that are not eligible for proof-of-concept funding through KU’s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovations.