Network for Collaborative Research Impact


The Network for Collaborative Research Impact (NCRI) is a new initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors that brings together UT researchers with a shared vision of enhancing interdisciplinary research across the campus. Spanning departments, colleges, and units, this community explores dynamic questions, engages in bold research, and provides unique programming. Our aim is to provide a network for collaboration.

Collaboration is a necessary component of truly impactful research. No singular research approach, school of thought, or discipline alone is as effective at inquiry. By building a network of researchers interested in transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary work, we provide the space for a community of researchers to meet likeminded peers and connect with others who will challenge and expand their perspectives.

Bold Inquiry Incubator Seed Grants

To submit a proposal, visit our online submission portal. Please share with  your college or school and any colleagues you think may be interested.

Incubator seed funds will help interdisciplinary teams of UT investigators develop impactful collaborative research agendas leading to successful external funding applications. Selected teams will receive financial support through one-year planning grants and will participate in programming designed to support effective research collaborations.

Upcoming Faculty Research Lightning Talks

Please check back soon for updates!

Past Faculty Research Lightning Talks

New Faculty Lightning Talk & NCRI Incubator Lunch – September 13, 2023
Nessette Falu, Ph.D, Liberal Arts
Connor Jerzak, Ph.D, Liberal Arts
Kim Pernell, Ph.D, Liberal Arts
Aswhin Rajadesingan, Moody College of Communication

New Faculty Lightning Talk Series #1 – February 8, 2023
Roberto Martín- Martín, Computer Science
Charles Davis II, Architecture
Nicholas Galitzki, Physics
Alex Marras, Mechanical Engineering
Carlos Botero, Integrative Biology

Faculty Lightning Talk Series #2 – April 6, 2023
Christy Erving, Sociology
Michael McQuaid, Information
Arielle Woznica, Molecular Biosciences
Earl Huff Jr., Information

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