Dean for Research Innovation Award

Three Humanities projects awarded funding from Office of the Dean for Research
June 17, 2024
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The New Ideas in the Humanities fund encourages innovative scholarship on original theories as well as enduring questions.

Search for "green ammonia" awarded Exploratory Energy Research funding
June 17, 2024
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The Exploratory Energy Research fund exemplifies the University’s commitment to support innovative curiosity-driven energy research through new ideas and concepts aimed at finding sustainable energy solutions. 

Brain-to-image reconstruction research receives funding from Office of the Dean for Research
June 17, 2024

The New Industrial Collaborations fund fosters research collaborations between industry and academia, helping to identify challenges and aiding the transformation of discoveries. The program requires a matching contribution from a collaborating company in the second year of the project.

Three new research projects receive "Sustainability of Our Planet" funding
June 17, 2024
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The Sustainability of Our Planet fund focuses on discovering, developing, and adopting sustainable solutions aimed at mitigating the effects of natural resource extraction and use, climate change, land-use change, and other human activities that degrade the environment and pollute Earth.

New projects bring together artists with scientists and/or engineers
June 17, 2024

The Collaborations between Artists and Scientists or Engineers fund encourages collaborations between faculty and scholars in the arts and those in the natural sciences or engineering to promote synergistic innovations, allowing experts in seemingly unrelated fields to expand their collective knowledge in ways that benefit both disciplines.

New research projects and collaborations selected for funding from the Office of the Dean for Research
June 17, 2024
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

New faculty-led projects in areas ranging from the arts and humanities to energy and the environment have been selected to receive funding from the Office of the Dean for Research. The funds enable exploration of daring ideas and promising collaborations in ways that expand knowledge, impact society, and benefit the planet.

Exploratory Energy Research Fund fuels explorations into urban solar panels and batteries for electrical grid storage
Aug. 21, 2023
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Two new projects that propel investigations in sustainable energy generation and storage have been awarded funding via the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for Exploratory Energy Research.

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Project that reimagines roofs in a warming world selected to receive Dean for Research Sustainability of Our Planet funding
Aug. 16, 2023
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Written by Siya Arora for the Office of the Dean for Research

A new project has been awarded a grant from the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet to develop an energy-efficient method for cooling indoor spaces.

In first decade, Dean for Research Innovation Funds spur discoveries, collaborations and research investments
June 29, 2023
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The Dean for Research Innovation Funds have proved to be highly effective engines of exploration, according to a new report on the outcomes of the program.

Five projects awarded funding to explore new ideas in the natural sciences
June 14, 2023
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Written by Alaina O'Regan, Office of the Dean for Research ; Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Projects that explore what music can teach us about the brain, how cells protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, and which planets may be capable of supporting life are among the five projects selected to receive the Dean for Research Innovation Funds for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences.