UNH holds “A Deep Commitment to Interdisciplinarity” as one of six visions and values for the university to pursue. UNH has supported this vision through the creation of interdisciplinary units such as the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS); the School of Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering; the Sustainability Institute; and the Carsey School of Public Policy, as well as through funding opportunities such as the 2014 “Strengthening and Creating Institutes and Centers” effort and 2011 “Research Leveraging Initiative,” both supported by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research.
In 2017, UNH launched a new Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) initiative to build on these previous investments by providing annual or on-going incentives for faculty to engage in a broad range of interdisciplinary activities. CoRE consists of multiple funding opportunities that will collectively reinforce a broad culture of interdisciplinary exchange, collaboration, planning, and support.
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