Office of Research Development

Expanded interdisciplinary research program to fund fire resilience project

A well-managed prescribed fire is medicine for a forest. Too much medicine can be deadly. The right dosage is crucial for health. Finding the optimal properties for controlled burns in the longleaf pine forests found in Florida and elsewhere in the Southeastern United States is the goal of a newly formed interdisciplinary team of Florida […]

FSU expands program to spark interdisciplinary research

A Florida State University program to support interdisciplinary research teams is getting an upgrade. The FSU Office of Research Development’s Collaborative Collision program started in 2016 to offer faculty a way to meet others at FSU who might share their research interests. Now, it’s expanding to become “Collaborative Collision 2.0” and offer more support to […]

Collaborative Collision program celebrates five years of bringing researchers together

When Marcia A. Mardis and her research team were looking for collaborators for a new research project, they didn’t know they would find them in Florida State University’s College of Medicine. Mardis is a professor and the associate dean for research at FSU’s College of Communication and Information. Her team, which includes CCI faculty researcher […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU and FAMU researchers seek climate change solutions through interdisciplinary efforts

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University came together at an event looking for solutions to help solve the problems posed by climate change. The latest Collaborative Collision — a networking event organized by the FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) — brought together faculty from the two universities to look for answers […]

FSU Office of Research Development to fund research of microaggressions and bystander intervention

A Florida State University program to promote interdisciplinary research will fund a trio of College of Education researchers investigating subtle racial insults and bystander intervention. The researchers will investigate brief, commonplace behavior that communicates negative racial slights — called racial microaggressions — and how bystanders can step in to disarm the situation. Assistant Professor Laura […]

A roadmap to success: FSU invests in interdisciplinary research to meet future challenges

The biggest problems facing the world often don’t stay nicely within the boundaries of a single academic discipline to be easily understood and solved. Those problems spread out, affecting many people in different ways. Solutions are imperfect, and progress might be pieced together by experts from many fields. Those are the sorts of problems that […]