Strategic Research Initiatives
Our Strategic Research Initiatives support collaboration in high-impact research, as well as emerging areas. Funding and support for these programs seed our future success and drive new discoveries.
Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative
The Grainger College of Engineering combines rigor and a culture that embraces collaboration and approachability. The Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, launched with a $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation in 2013, is perfectly suited to that distinctive atmosphere. It focuses on bioengineering and big data, fields that grow from collaborative and multidisciplinary roots. But it also supports programs and people throughout the college.