ORS has discretionary funding to encourage and
support creative activities on the downtown campus. We are committed to
awarding such funds to increase faculty productivity and to enhance CU Denver’s
reputation. (See links below)
Both smaller and larger proposals
are described in the ORS Funding Announcement pdf below. Proposals are evaluated by a standing committee that consists of ORS personnel as well as some
outsiders, all of whom have broad experience in evaluating proposals, but whose backgrounds vary widely. It is critical, given these broad backgrounds, that you address your proposal to that group in understandable terms for a lay audience. We will not fund
proposals that are not broadly understood.
have other funding needs that may not be met by our grant programs (e.g., matching commitments, infrastructural needs (equipment, etc.)). We will try to help meet such needs when (1) a clear connection
between a request and the development of your scholarly/creative activities warrants and
(2) if ORS can identify funds to help. Contact Bob Damrauer to arrange a
time to meet.2
These meetings to chat about your work and your ideas about how the Office of Research
Services can better serve you are scheduled monthly with Bob Damrauer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative
Activities Michael Jenson in LSC 300 at noon.
Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday, November 19
Wednesday, December 17
Friday, January 16
All of us in ORS are happy to meet with you if an individual meeting rather than a drop-in better suits
you, just let any of us know to schedule a time to meet.
in the Office of Research Services (ORS), the Research Collaborative
(RC) is a campus wide initiative to foster innovative and interdisciplinary
research activities to strengthen collaboration across academic units on the
downtown campus. It provides support for
various forums to discuss, deliberate, and investigate avenues that cultivate a
broader understanding and appreciation of how new forms of research and community
outreach within the creative arts can emerge to support the university’s
mission of becoming “a leading public research university with a global
reputation for excellence in learning, research and creativity, community
engagement, and clinical care”. Central
to this goal is the exploration of questions involving what constitutes
“research” within the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and how existing
conventions can be transformed to better enrich the campus academic
environment. These types of activities
will provide the foundation for a strong interdisciplinary research on campus
while simultaneously creating beneficial partnerships that positively engage
our local, national, and global communities.
2014, a RC faculty advisory committee will be called and will meet monthly for
the semester to formulate a broad strategy for cultivating interdisciplinary
faculty networks that better support collaborative research activities within
the arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. In January of 2015, the committee
will release a brief white paper outlining ideas involving the expanded support
by ORS of collaborative activities that enhance the profile and identity of the
downtown campus research community. More
specifically, ideas will be outlined on how ORS can provide better support to
- aid in more clearly defining the relationship of research to
creative activities as outlined in the strategic goals of the University and
Office of Research Services
- cultivate a broader appreciation for the creative contributions
of all disciplines across the downtown campus
- develop communication infrastructure that promotes collaborative
research trends, ideas, and initiatives across the campus and to the external
- assist with developing
connections to possible collaborators and building interdisciplinary research
teams that bridge the arts, humanities, and sciences
- coordinate special
catalytic research events, e.g. topic-driven mini-symposia that encourage new
creative research initiatives
- provide better funding
assistance for the development of startup collaborations and engagement with
new national or international academic research opportunities in the arts, humanities
and social sciences
- recognize and
communicate the accomplishments of successful cross-disciplinary research
activities to the university and greater community
- advise faculty in the
development of career paths that can successfully engage cross-disciplinary
creative research activity
- facilitate preliminary faculty meetings to discuss new
collaborative research opportunities
If you have questions,
concerns, or suggestions about the Research Collaborative (RC), please contact
Michael Jenson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative
Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Grants Awarded:
- Christopher Agee, CLAS - History, $2,200, "Freedom Politics and Police Politics Since the Mid-Twentieth Century"
- Amir Ameri, CEAS - Architecture, $1,500 "The Architecture of the Illusive Distance"
- Jody Beck, CAP - Landscape Architecture, $2,500 "Pilot Study: Inventory of the Urban Agricultural Potential for the Denver Metropolitan Area"
- Michelle Carpenter, CAM - Visual Arts, $500 "Driven to Ride"
- Ryan Crewe, CLAS - History, $1,000 "From the Moluccas to Mexico: Religious Geopolitics and Global Mestizaje in the Transpacific Inquisition Trial of a Moluccan Soldier, 1580-1650"
- Vinit Desai, BUS, $2,500 "Organizational Recidivism and Forgetting"
- Carol Golemboski, CAM - Visual Arts, $2,30 "Photolucida" Professional Portfolio Reviews
- Andras Lema-Hincapie, CLAS - Modern Languages, $3,000 "Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth-Centenary Celebration (1615-2015)"
- Jeremy Nemeth, CAP - Planning and Design, $2,981 "Toward Equitable Recovery: Affordable Housing after the 2013 Colorado Floods"
Large Grants Awarded:
- Moatassem Abdallah, CEAS - Civil Engineering, $13,000 "Upgrading an Existing Building Retrofit Optimizer Tool for Commercial Use"
- Michelle Carpenter, CAM - Visual Arts, $8,000 "What the Doctor Didn't Tell Me..."
- Benjamin Greenwood, CLAS - Psychology, $13,000 "Modulation of Fear Extinction"
- Carrie Makarewicz / Jeremy Nemeth, CAP - Planning and Design, $12,000 "Income, Community Development, and Trasit Quality in the Denver Region"
- Annika Mosier, CLAS - Integrative Biology, $15,000 "Impacts of Environmental Change on Nitrogen Cycling in Rivers"
- Glenn Morris, CLAS - Political Science, $12,000 "International Collaboration Between American Indians and Maori on Treaty Rights and on the International Right to Self-Determination for Indigenous Peoples"
- Brian Page, CLAS - Geography & Environmental Science, $10,000 "Engaging the Urban Past: A Community-Based Historical GIS for Denver's Auraria District"
- Indrani Pal, CEAS - Civil Engineering, $10,000 "Global Food-Water System: Mapping the Vulnerability of Major Crop Producers to Climate Shocks"
- Christopher Phiel, CLAS - Biology, $16,000 "A Novel Role for GSK-3a in the Prevention of Neurodegenerative Disorders"
- Douglas Shepherd / Raibatak Das, CLAS - Physics / Biology, $12,500 "Multi-scale Measurement and Modeling of Cellular Responses to External Stimuli"
- Tam Vu, CEAS - Computer Science & Engineering, $13,000 "Non-contact Breathing Volume Monitoring for Sleep-Disordered Breathing using Wireless Signals"