Strategic Research Initiatives

The SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) Program provides funding for faculty teams to move forward with multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary, convergence research leading to large-scale, multi-investigator centers and institutes. These centers and institutes will continue Illinois’ world-renowned research that historically impacts engineering, science, and society.

Funding and support from the Grainger College of Engineering for this program helps the PI and Co-PIs embark on larger-scale efforts, resulting in substantial federal, industrial or other external support. This annual competition is typically released in the fall, with funding per phase available for up to two 12-month phases. Visit the Office of the ADR Funding page for more information about this and other internal funding opportunities.

SRI Projects

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