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)
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.
All of us in ORS are happy to meet with you in an individual meeting. Just let any of us know to schedule a time to meet.
The Creative Research Collaborative (CRC) 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.