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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative

A Focus on Research Partnerships and Grants

The Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative, launched in mid-2015, plays a critical role in advancing two School of Business strategic goals:

  • To develop partnerships and research collaborations in order to develop research-to-practice solutions for leading societal challenges
  • To expand the reach and breadth of research grants for cutting-edge projects

To advance these strategic goals, the Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative leverages talented Mason faculty from the School of Business to engage and collaborate with regional, national and international partners in the following areas:

Government and NGOs Research Partnerships
We encourage and support partnerships with local, regional, national and international governments and organizations (industry, NGOs and academia). Our efforts are aided by our close proximity to the nation’s government and to a thriving technology community. Within the partnerships, we are furthering the school’s efforts internationally in areas of societal and economic consequence; we want to make a difference.

Technology Industry Partnerships
Along with the school’s advancement office, we lead efforts to cultivate the school’s industry partner program, with one focus being technology and cybersecurity companies. Our partners find significant value in having a relationship with one of the top 100 business school in the country.

Cross-university Multidisciplinary Partnerships
Within George Mason University, we develop research projects with other colleges/schools, such as the Volgenau School of Engineering; the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs; the College of Science; and the College of Health and Human Services. Our goal is to propose innovative, pushing-the-envelope ideas that have scalability and that may significantly enhance Mason’s reputation and the student learning experience through engagement in scholarly and research.