Friday, March 8, 2024

Bold Challenges Pollination Workshop: Advancing Human Health at Scale

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Hussey Room, Michigan League

All U-M faculty and staff researchers interested in broadening their networks and collaborating more effectively across campus are encouraged to attend this 2-hour workshop.

An In-Person Opportunity to Network, Meet Collaborators, and Build Teams

Bold Challenges Pollination Workshops unite diverse researchers from all three U-M campuses to spark innovative solutions to complex societal problems. These events provide opportunities to ideate and collaborate around the 2024 Bold Challenges themes: 

  • Advancing Human Health at Scale 
  • Adapting to Changing Environments
  • Creating Sustainable Energy Innovations
  • Improving Lives through Next-Generation Infrastructure
  • Building Trust and Strengthening Social Connections 

During the two-hour, in-person workshops, attendees will mix and match to meet potential collaborators and partners, brainstorm research problems and solutions, have opportunities to get advice from U-M experts on how to increase the probability of successful team development and grant-seeking, and then take the next steps on a wide range of ideas.

One of these steps is to apply for Bold Challenges’ Boost program, which offers research development consulting, project management support, and up to $75,000 to advance research ideas. Boost applications for the 2024-2025 cohort will open on February 20 and are due May 13.

Individuals and teams who are just starting to think about these concepts or could use help taking the next step in potential interdisciplinary collaborations are welcome. Coffee and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]