Research Collaborations

Collaborate with UofM Researchers

Curious who does what around campus? Check out the following 1-page research overviews from faculty around campus.  Want to  add us to your profile?  Email ResearchDev@memphis.edu, and we'll send you a template to use to create your own profile.

CoRS and Cluster Leaders Present Updates

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, 11 Community of Research Scholars(CoRS) leaders and five Research Cluster leaders presented to a group of faculty and staff about the work of their research groups. This presentation was an opportunity to share progress-to-date and solutions to challenges, and to meet new collaborators. Click here to access the slides from the presentations

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) 

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of 15 federal agencies; academic institutions; tribal, state, and local governments; nongovernmental conservation organizations; and other partners working together to support informed public trust resource stewardship. There are 17 CESUs across the nation that provide research, technical assistance, and education to federal land management, environmental, and research agencies and their partners. The partners serve the biological, physical, social, cultural, and engineering disciplines needed to address natural and cultural resource management issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context.

The University of Memphis is a member of the Great Rivers CESU. Each CESU has its own website and manages its own funding opportunities; however, we are eligible to collaborate and submit CESU funding proposals through all of the 17 CESU's. Access funding opportunity announcements for the Great Rivers CESU at http://greatrivers-cesu.missouri.edu/currentopportunities.shtml

The Federal Agency Partners are: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Bureau of Land Management; Bureau of Reclamation; National Park Service; U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; USDA Agricultural Research Service; USDA Farm Service Agency; U.S. Forest Service; Natural Resources Conservation Service; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works; Department of Defense - Installations and Environment; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

For more information, please contact Cody Behles (cbehles@memphis.edu), U of M's Administrative contact or Brian Waldron (bwaldron@memphis.edu) U of M's Faculty Liaison.

Czech Academy of Sciences

On October 25, 2018, the University of Memphis became the first university in the Unites States to sign a Research Collaboration Agreement with the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). Comprised of 54 research institutions, the organization is responsible for leading research in the Czech Republic across a range of natural, technical, social sciences and humanities topics. The agreement will pave the way for interactions among research faculty and students in areas of mutual interest with the goal of developing high-impact projects sustained through grant funds.

A joint call to award seed funding for collaborative research proposals will be issued in spring 2019. Visit http://www.avcr.cz/en/ to learn more about the research activities of the Czech Academy of Sciences. For more information, please contact Cody Behles (cbehles@memphis.edu).

(Click here for information and application forms related to the Czech Academy of Sciences)