Programs and Initiatives

The Strategic Programs & Signature Initiatives unit provides the critical infrastructure needed so that UC researchers and creatives can take their ideas to the next level.

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Strategic Initiatives

Office of Research strategic initiatives are major investments in faculty, students, and research infrastructure. Our annual internal funding program is a $1.2m investment in our top talent. Digitial Futures is UC’s $100m investment in interdisciplinary research. Both a 180,000 square foot research facility and research program, Digital Futures brings top talent from around UC together so to drive moonshot thinking and high-risk, high reward research. Urban Futures is a foundational initiative of the University of Cincinnati’s Strategic Direction, next lives here, and a major pillar of Research2030, UC’s 10-year strategic plan for research. Three verticals, funded on an annual basis at the $250k level, comprise the Urban Futures initiative: The Community Change Collaborative (C3); the Non-Profit Leadership Program (NPLP); and Sustainability@UC.



Mailing Address

Strategic Programs & Signature Initiatives
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 540
P.O. Box 210222 
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0222
ML 0663

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 540 
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0222 

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