Announcing the FY24 CoRE Competition!

March 10, 2023

We are pleased to announce the seventh annual Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) internal funding competition. CoRE supports the advancement of interdisciplinary research excellence to address issues facing UNH, our state, region, and beyond. This funding initiative provides five funding opportunities that collectively reinforce a broad culture of interdisciplinary exchange, collaboration, team development and success, planning, and support. To-date, CoRE investments have been leveraged for over $44M in additional external funding for UNH research activities. 

New for this year is the availability of additional dollars to invest in projects led, co-led, or significantly involving UNH Extension faculty or staff. Please review this and all other details using the links provided below. Interested UNH faculty must submit an application via  no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 21, 2023.


  • Interdisciplinary Working Groups support groups of faculty to convene around research topic areas to build awareness and relationships across disciplines, allow for cross-fertilization of ideas, identify potential collaborative research opportunities, and provide a venue for finding partners.
  • Pilot Research Partnerships seed-fund collaborative research projects with strong potential to garner future funding from external sources (including industrial support) and/or with outstanding commercial potential. Projects may be intra-institutional, multi-institutional, or public-private partnerships.
  • Creating New Centers support the establishment of new, interdisciplinary Centers with research programs that have strong potential for significant future funding support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia or foundations.
  • Strengthening Existing Centers better position existing interdisciplinary Centers for success.
  • Supporting Large, Complex Proposal Development provide dedicated funding and guidance to increase the competitiveness of UNH teams for major, interdisciplinary external grants.

We will be holding two Zoom information sessions to review the CoRE RFP and answer questions on Monday, 3/20/23, at 9:30A and Tuesday, 3/28/23, at 4P.

CoRE is funded through the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement, and Outreach. Please contact Maria Emanuel ( if you have any questions about CoRE.


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