Internal Funding Sources

The College of Engineering strives to support faculty research at all levels, ranging from large-scale multidisciplinary efforts (Research Clusters) to high-risk single investigator ideas.

Research Cluster Initiative (RCI)

The College has launched the Research Cluster Initiative (RCI) and has designated a pool of funds to support faculty in attending key planning workshops and visiting sponsors on behalf of the College in preparation for developing large collaborative proposals. To expedite the request process, it is recommended that the interested faculty member coordinate with their department chair, Bonnie Pendergraft or Dean Wornat in preparation. Following that conversation, an approval decision will be provided within 72 hours of submitting the Special Initiative Research Travel Support request. Please submit your request via email to for processing.