Welcome to the Office of Research Initiatives
The Office of Research Initiatives works across disciplines, schools and campuses to foster interdisciplinary research collaboration, and supports efforts to secure funding for such collaborations. It identifies opportunities and strategies for enhancing Columbia's research presence and its status as a prominent research institution. It also administers Columbia's internal review and nomination processes for those funding opportunities that limit the number of proposals any one institution is permitted to submit, and works to improve Columbia's success in securing such awards. In addition, it coordinates with Sponsored Projects Administration which is the administrative unit responsible for the submission of proposals to sponsoring agencies.