Office of Research Initiatives and Development

The Office of Research Initiatives and Development (ORID) works across disciplines, schools, and campuses to foster interdisciplinary research collaboration. Traditionally, such interdisciplinary efforts focused primarily on natural scientists, engineers, and medical researchers; increasingly such collaborations also embrace social scientists, humanists, and experts in public health, social work, and education, as well as Columbia’s professional schools of law, business, and policy. ORID supports efforts to secure external funding for such collaborations and administers a seed fund for early-stage research that falls outside the traditional boundaries. ORID also focuses on helping plan and build research infrastructure, such as the Shared Research Computing Facility and the Columbia Nano Initiative facilities.

Please Contact Us for more information. We look forward to working with you.

Our Services

We help develop large and interdisciplinary proposals, administer institutional nominations and seed funding competitions, and advance collaborative infrastructures.

Resources

A range of internal and external sponsors, shared facilities, and outreach programs launch Columbia's convergent research.

Who We Are

Please email us at [email protected].

Victoria Hamilton
Victoria Hamilton
Victoria Hamilton

Executive Director,
Research Initiatives and Development

Greg Culler
Greg Culler

Associate Director,
Research Initiatives and Development

Ty Rosa
Ty Rosa
Ty Rosa

Assistant Director,
Research Proposal Development

Joyee To
Joyee To
Joyee To

Coordinator,
Operations