The Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (OSRI) provides advice and support to the Vice President for Research to enable the successful implementation and execution of the campus research strategy and initiatives as developed by the faculty and senior administration, and in line with the campus road map. We provide oversight for the Organized Research Centers and Institutes for Advanced Study, coordinate the annual Interdisciplinary Grants Program and Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, support the Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence, and assist with internal review and nomination processes for limited funding opportunities.
The office works with faculty teams to position university programs and collaborative efforts for successful funding. We work on proposals for fundamental research, graduate training, undergraduate education, regional economic development, facilities and infrastructure grants. We provide informational briefs to support proposal development, assist with design and conceptualization of proposed programs, facilitate project teams, and assist in proposal writing, editing and review.