UNCG Research

Networks & Coalitions

The university has a number of research networks and coalitions that foster interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities. Composed of faculty from the UNC Greensboro community whose scholarship and teaching reflect a core theme, these networks capitalize on and leverage the university’s strengths by coordinating and facilitating collaborations and enhancing research and teaching.

Atlantic World Research Network

Atlantic World Research Network | campus-wide, interdisciplinary research, teaching, and creative work that reflects on the peoples, cultures, and ecologies of the Atlantic Rim – Africa, Europe, and the Americas | includes partners from Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, the Folger Institute, the U.S. English-Speaking Union in Manhattan, and more | sponsored speakers, lunchtime colloquia, curricular development, graduate student research awards, publications, grant-writing, readings and exhibitions, and international conferences here and abroad

Child and Family Research Network

Child and Family Research Network | faculty and researchers from the campus community whose scholarship and teaching reflect a core concern for the welfare of children and families | facilitates collaboration and enhances scholarship, teaching, and service through workshops, funding opportunities, scholarly gatherings, and e-resources


Coalition for Diverse Language Communities

Coalition for Diverse Language Communities | community-engaged research, outreach and advocacy, policy work, and professional development addressing the educational and sociocultural wellbeing of individuals and groups from diverse language communities | partnerships with diverse language community stakeholders | capacity building for international collaborations


Gerontology Research, Outreach, Workforce, and Teaching Hub

Gerontology Research, Outreach, Workforce, and Teaching Hub | faculty and research staff who facilitate and support transdisciplinary, aging-related research


Health Improvement Research Network

Health Improvement Research Network | faculty and researchers whose scholarship and teaching includes work about how the health system is structured; health promotion, prevention, and care is delivered; and desired outcomes are achieved


Human Rights Research Network

Human Rights Research Network | scholars from UNCG, the community, and other colleges and universities collaborating on and communicating about human rights-related projects with either pedagogical or research orientations


Humanities Network and Consortium

Humanities Network and Consortium | connects campus humanities scholars to one another and the public | supports faculty research | fosters interdisciplinary collaborations | helps students identify how humanities coursework translates into successful careers and public leadership | demonstrates the humanities’ role in shaping and making meaning of our lives


Islamic Studies Research Network

Islamic Studies Research Network | promotes awareness and understanding of Islamic history and culture in North Carolina and in a wider, global context through lectures, film screenings, and language workshops | provides a virtual and non-virtual forum for scholars and students of Islam to connect and create new conversations across academic fields


Joint Civil-Military Interaction Research and Education Network

Joint Civil-Military Interaction Research and Education Network | examines issues involving civil-military interaction and educates civil and military organizations and individuals on unity-of-aim in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations | activities include lecture series, workshops, and a monograph and white paper series


LGBTQI Education and Research Network

LGBTQI Education and Research Network | research, education, and community engagement to advance the health, wellness, and quality of life of the LGBTQI population | interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, staff, and students and community agencies


Research and Instruction in STEM Education Network

Research and Instruction in STEM Education Network | coalition of educators and researchers involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education | enhances and expands the partnership between researchers and STEM educators in the community and at UNCG | provides access to funding and research opportunities, working partnerships, a monthly lunch series, and special events such as workshops and guest speakers


Violence Prevention Research Network

Violence Prevention Research Network | faculty members with expertise in research, clinical practice, and community engagement related to understanding the dynamics of violence, including prevention and intervention strategies | includes a diverse group of professional disciplines, including psychology, public health, counseling, kinesiology, communication studies, conflict and peace studies, and information sciences