Networks & Coalitions

Our research networks and coalitions foster interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities. Composed of faculty from the UNCG 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:


AWRN fosters 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. With partners from Britain, Spain, and Brazil to Italy, France, and Denmark, and from the Folger Institute on Capitol Hill to the U.S. English-Speaking Union in Manhattan, this far-flung interdisciplinary network embraces and fosters Atlantic World research, teaching, and creative work in the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences. From sponsored speakers, lunchtime colloquia, and curricular development to graduate student research awards, publications, grant-writing, readings and exhibitions, and international conferences both here and abroad, the AWRN brings the Atlantic World home to UNCG, and UNCG around the world.


CFRN is comprised of faculty and researchers from the UNCG community whose scholarship and teaching reflects a core concern for the welfare of children and families. CFRN facilitates collaboration and enhances scholarship, teaching, and service within the local, regional, national, and international community through workshops, funding opportunities, scholarly gatherings, and e-resources.


Through innovative, relevant, and collaborative community-engaged research, outreach and advocacy, policy work, and professional development, the CDLC addresses the educational and socio-cultural wellbeing of individuals and groups; establishes and strengthens partnerships among diverse language community stakeholders; builds capacity for international collaboration that capitalizes on technological advances; promotes policy changes at the local, state, national, and international levels to accommodate diverse language communities; and advocates and engages in outreach activities to leverage positive change for diverse language communities.


The GROWTH Hub is a cooperative group of UNCG faculty and research staff who facilitate and support transdisciplinary, aging-related research across our campus.

Health Improvement Research Network

HIRN is a group of faculty members and researchers whose scholarship and teaching includes work about how the health system is structured, health promotion/prevention/care is delivered, and desired outcomes are achieved. Contact for more information.

Human Rights Research Network

The HRRN brings together scholars from UNCG, the community, and other colleges and universities to facilitate the long-term, on-going collaboration of and communication among individuals who work on human rights-related projects with either pedagogical or research orientations.

Humanities Network and Consortium

The HNAC connects the university’s humanities scholars to one another and to the public, supports faculty research, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations. The network helps students identify how humanities coursework translates into successful personal careers and public leadership, while programs demonstrate how the humanities plays a crucial role in shaping and making meaning of our common lives.

Islamic Studies Research Network

ISRN is an educational research network designed to promote awareness and understanding of Islamic history and culture in North Carolina and in a wider, global context through a variety of events in the Greensboro area, including lectures, film screenings, and language workshops. The ISRN seeks to provide a virtual and non-virtual forum for scholars and students of Islam to connect and share ideas with each other and create new conversations across academic disciplines and fields of study.

LGBTQI Education and Research Network

LEARN advances the health, wellness, and quality of life of the LGBTQI population through research, education, and community engagement. Through interdisciplinary networks of faculty, staff, and students from across the university and community agencies, LEARN promotes scholarship, education, practice, and policy in support of this mission.

Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative

MC2 leverages the creativity and expertise of diverse scientists to enhance the pace and broaden the collective impact of research examining the potentially beneficial chemical properties of plants, microorganisms, and other elements of the natural world.  The center serves as a resource for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, helping to foster and maintain strong university-industry relationships and collaborations examining anticancer agents, antibiotics, and agrochemicals.


smallRISElogoThe RISE Network is a coalition of educators and researchers involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. RISE enhances and expands the already strong partnership between researchers and science, mathematics, and technology educators in the community and at UNCG. The network provides access to STEM funding and research opportunities, promotes working partnerships, offers a monthly lunch series, and sponsors special events such as workshops and guest speakers.

Violence Prevention Research Network

VPRN is an interdisciplinary network of UNCG faculty members with a wealth of expertise and experience in research, clinical practice, and community engagement related to understanding the dynamics of violence, including prevention and intervention strategies. Members represent a diverse group of professional disciplines, including psychology, public health, counseling, kinesiology, communication studies, conflict and peace studies, and information sciences, united around a shared goal of applying innovative, interdisciplinary research approaches to understanding and preventing interpersonal violence.