SP1.3: Increased Institutional Support for Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary research fuels path-breaking and transformative innovations. This project implemented a number of activities to promote interdisciplinary research among Binghamton faculty: 1) TAE Seed Grants for interdisciplinary collaborative research; 2) Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants (ICG) Program revised to increase proposal submissions across the disciplines; and 3) Support Development of Core Research Facilities that are crucial to the University's strategy to reach premier status, including a $300,000 award from the Decker Foundation for the purchase of instrumentation for a Health Sciences Core Facility and implementation of the annual NSF Major Research Instrumentation internal competition. Two proposals for multiuser equipment will be submitted for the January 2014 deadline.

Goals advanced under this project are:

  1. Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
  2. Enrich Collaborative Culture for Research, Scholarship and Creative Production

Indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed since last progress report:

Last Updated: 9/11/14