Kenneth M. Tramposch, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Research Initiatives
Funding Programs Website
516 Capen Hall
The Associate Vice President for Research supports the research and creative activities needs of faculty throughout the University at Buffalo. My primary goal is to enable greater collaboration among different disciplines. Many research sponsors, especially federal agencies, have expanded their emphasis on funding team and interdisciplinary projects. The driving force behind this paradigm shift lies predominantly in the complexity of the scientific and societal issues that need to be addressed. While the desirability of interdisciplinary research and inquiry are widely acknowledged, and have indeed been practiced in industry and at government labs for many years, the barriers to team formation and collaborative research at universities are high. Using the tools and programs available in the OVPRED, I can help faculty develop platforms for collaboration.
My office also coordinates the process for the University's nomination for limited submission grants and awards. Please contact me and I can help you take advantage of our research support programs.