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The distinguishing element of the 1U4U Initiative is rapid distribution of seed funding to grassroots, multi-disciplinary faculty/student teams to initiate innovative projects that are not subject to traditional peer review.


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.

About 1U4U projects

Each project must include three faculty members from at least two different colleges and must include both academic affairs and health sciences. Each project must consist of new work and a new team--and not be based on a previously shared external award.

The initiative seeks projects aimed at campus, education, engagement, research and scholarship.

The goal 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 these objectives: 


Cultivate One U partnerships across campus and within our communities


Enable innovative, collaborative education and training



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


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


Engage young researchers and scholars in multidisciplinary partnerships


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

Last Updated: 9/1/21