The Engineering Research Accelerator, part of the College of Engineering, provides an integrated, coordinated, and college-wide set of services for research incubation, acceleration, and support.

Research support 

Research support includes assisting faculty with pre-award and post-award efforts, contacts streaming, broader impact plan development and execution, editorial and graphics support, and management of various internal funding opportunities.

Learn more about broader impact activities.


Research acceleration and pursuits

The Accelerator runs other programs to assist faculty in finding and pursuing funding opportunities and diversifying their research portfolios. These include:

  • an early career faculty cohort, whose goal is to assist faculty in aligning research to federal agencies, in developing concept papers, and in reaching out to program managers
  • a federal workshop series and associated federal agency background resources
  • faculty-federal funding matching program, which proactively identifies new funding opportunities that match to the keywords faculty have provided in DigitalMeasures and other sources
  • a faculty resource section, which includes proposal development support, a list of technical writers and editors who will work with faculty on their proposals, a list of equipment funded by the College of Engineering, and a list of research funding opportunities, among other resources

The Accelerator also has a partnerships team for the College of Engineering that pursues both industry and federal research partnerships. Explore the full portfolio of external parternship activites.


Research incubation

The Accelerator provides incubation services to faculty who would like to lead the formation of large-scale research centers. Such services could include providing seed grants, the development of research partnerships and consortiums, assistance in the development and management of centers, pre- and post-award support, and general business services. 


Helping faculty find funding for innovative research

Find out how we can help you find new funding opportunities