The Office of Research offers many programs for UC faculty, staff and student researchers
Urban Impact research at the University of Cincinnati is that which addresses social, economic and health challenges posed by urbanization. As a part of next lives here, the Urban Futures Pathway was established to advance research at UC that reimagines and reshapes the future through impactful, applied research for social transformation. Urban Futures is foundational to the University of Cincinnati’s Strategic Direction and is now a major pillar of Research2030, UC’s 10-year strategic plan for research.
Urban Futures comprises four strategic initiatives: Digital Futures, the Community Change Collaborative (C3), Sustainability@UC, and the Non-profit Leadership Initiative. The guiding principal and goal of each is Collaborative problem solving to improve people’s lives.
The scientists and researchers at the Skin Science and Technology Collaborative advance the boundaries of skin science, skin technology and commercialization – and have decades of innovation to help advance a wide variety of missions. S2T engages a diverse set of non-competing industry members and research partners who connect, collaborate, and co-create synergistic skin science research opportunities by accessing The University of Cincinnati’s top-in-class skin science and technology expertise and infrastructure across campus.
University of Cincinnati Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration aims to use the knowledge and competencies of our faculty, students, and partners to continue Ohio's extensive legacy of contributions to aviation and spaceflight.
High Performance Computing (HPC) is becoming a competitive differentiator for institutions vying for top researchers, including faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences. At UC, HPC users from every college and unit are collaborating with colleagues from more traditionally research-intensive fields such as biomedicine and engineering, thus creating an even higher demand for HPC resources at UC.
UC’s Advanced Research Computing Center (ARC) establishes a high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure that supports and accelerates computational and data-enabled research, scholarship, and education across the entire University of Cincinnati research enterprise.
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) advances the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society. Through our institutional engagement and a2ru programming, the UC Office of Research acknowledges arts-integrative research and believes in the seamless integration of the arts in the pursuit of basic knowledge and in applied research.
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill. Founded in 1981, NHA is supported by over 200 member organizations, including: colleges, universities, libraries, museums, cultural organizations, state humanities councils, and scholarly, professional, and higher education associations. It is the only organization that brings together the U.S. humanities community as a whole. Through our institutional engagement and NHA programming, the UC Office of Research acknowledges humanities research as vital in the pursuit of basic knowledge and in applied research.
Biotechnology is spreading into every aspect of our lives—from our materials to our everyday products. As it becomes ubiquitous, society needs interdisciplinary thinkers to understand biotech’s impact and to come up with the next solutions. BDC bridges art, design, and biotech to develop the first generation of professionals who cross disciplines, anticipate promises and pitfalls, and engage the public in dialogue about the broader implications of emerging biotech.
The goal of BDC@UC is to encourage students to explore biotech’s entanglements within society—in the way it empowers people, contributes to structural inequities, and creates opportunities for change.
UIDP is designed to advance connections on the university-industry partnership continuum. As a member institution, UC gains practical insight into new and improved models of engagement and leading-edge approaches to enhancing collaborations.
With an increasing number of applicants competing for fewer grant dollars, every institution is looking for an edge in its grant strategy. UC’s collaboration with Hanover seeks to provide our faculty with targeted guidance on their proposals for major funding with the end goal of crafting the most competitive submissions to secure more funding for research.