Research Rising is building high-profile, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator projects that are poised to be competitive for significant federal funding opportunities and will propel the University of Kansas to national preeminence in several particularly significant subjects of inquiry.
The projects, which align with one or more of KU’s five strategic research areas, will allow emerging areas of research at KU to blossom through recruitment of key faculty expertise. Research Rising is also investing in the infrastructure and research support needed to sustain these initiatives into the future.
Securing Our Worlds: Physical, Digital, Social
This project will form an interdisciplinary, multicenter organization focused on finding solutions to problems related to safe and secure physical, digital and social environments. It aligns with two of KU's five strategic research areas: Safety & Security and Human Experience in the Digital Age.
Big Data for Drug Discovery
This project will integrate cutting-edge biotechnologies that collect large amounts of data in order to create a more holistic understanding of human diseases and empower the discovery of new drugs to treat them. It aligns with KU’s Molecules & Medicines strategic research area.
Growing Interdisciplinary Strengths in Genomics
This project aims to analyze genomes to understand where we come from, how we fight disease, how organisms respond to a changing environment/climate, and new bioengineering approaches for sustainable development and health advances. It aligns with four of KU’s strategic research areas.
Advancing IDD Research at KU
This project will enhance KU’s international prominence in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) research by investing in genomics and data science approaches to IDD — two areas prioritized by the National Institutes of Health. It aligns with KU’s Development Across the Lifespan research area.