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03/04 Nanotechnology
05/06 Research Highlights
07/08 Biomedical Research
09/10 Children, Families & Education
11/12 Initiatives
13/14 Genomics
15/16 Research Centers
17/18 Graduate Studies
19/20 Technology Transfer

When I came to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln last year, I was not only impressed by the faculty and administration, but inspired by the potential to move UNL research to a new level of excellence. In the past fiscal year, we’ve experienced exceptional growth. Our total sponsored programs awards grew 25 percent, which is a direct result of our strategic initiatives that provide new resources, leverage existing resources, develop grantsmanship skills and increase collaborations with other institutions. New leadership and an influx of senior scholars and scientists are producing a wave of change and a renewed commitment to quality research and education. One example of this is the new alignment of Graduate Studies with the Office of Research. We are building outstanding programs in key areas, complementing the investments of our administrative leadership and the state of Nebraska. This focus on facilities and faculty recruitment and retention has produced world-class research facilities for biotechnology, structural biology, nanotechnology and biological processing – further enhancing our competitiveness for major federal funding opportunities. In an effort to amplify our knowledge base and increase our funding opportunities, our multi-disciplinary research teams are partnering with institutions across Nebraska and the United States. These kinds of collaborations represent enormous growth potential for UNL research. On the following pages you will see why I was inspired when I came to UNL and how the Office of Research & Graduate Studies is inspiring excellence.
Prem S. Paul Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies