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About the 1U4U initiative

1U4U is designed to seed multidisciplinary faculty/student collaborations in areas of mutual research interest and opportunity. The initiative seeks innovative projects aimed at campus, education, engagement, research and scholarship that are not subject to traditional peer review. In order to receive funding priority, the project must have the potential of leading to external funding, have societal impact, and be a collaboration between health sciences and main campus.

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The goal of 1U4U is to stimulate collaborations, supported by joint incentive seed funding from the senior vice presidents (health sciences and academic affairs) and associated deans and administrative units, aimed at the following objectives: 

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Cultivate One U partnerships across campus and within our communities

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Enable innovative, collaborative education and training

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Complex Research

Address social and scientific/engineering problems too deep and complex to be solved by any single discipline

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Early Funding

Stimulate early, high-risk approaches that would not attract support from traditional government or foundation funding sources

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Student Engagement

Engage young researchers and scholars in multidisciplinary partnerships

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Nontraditional Collaborations

Facilitate discussion and collaboration among scholars interested in the same challenges who might not meet otherwise



Previously funded project spotlights

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Brain injury conference brings together researchers, survivors and professionals

Each day, on average, 66 Utahns experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). For survivors and their families, the road to recovery can be long and uncertain. Essential to positive outcomes are professionals who provide services, and researchers who help develop interventions and study their effects.

Last Updated: 4/7/23