Collaborations and partnerships are becoming increasingly important in the research world, and while often thought of as an equal relationship between two faculty members working together on a research project, it can take many forms. For example, your collaborator(s) might come from a different institution or organization, have varying stature or be of different funding status.
An interdisciplinary project is when researchers from different disciplines work together on a project in order to see it from a different perspective or to solve problems that venture into other fields.
Resources for finding collaborators:
- Academic Affairs Centers and Institutes
- pivot, a database that provides a comprehensive list of worldwide funding opportunities in all disciplines, as well as tools for creating portfolios and finding collaborators
- Networking opportunities: events, seminars and conferences outside your field
- Office of Research Development