Collaborative Collision @ FSU

collaborative collision at fsu: collaborative connector, collaborative incubator, collaborative accelerator

(From Jan 5, 2022 Important Announcement)

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Laurel Fulkerson, Interim Vice President for Research.

Building and accelerating new interdisciplinary teams.

Dear Colleagues,

As we welcome in the spring, please join me in the next installment of the Office of Research
Development’s Collaborative Collision program— Community+!

Working with a community can mean many things. Our artists, musicians, and performers help communities tell their stories and create a sense of place and belonging. Many of our researchers engage communities in participatory research that not only helps understand a problem, but also empowers community members to solve it. Still others study communities themselves, seeking to better understand how the connections and fellowship between individuals leads to the creation of complex, interdependent systems.

Community development, community performance, community engagement, community health, community resilience—these are all community plus something else, and without the something else they don't quite work. So, this spring Collaborative Collision: Community+ is welcoming anyone and everyone whose research, scholarship, or creative pursuits involve community— however you choose to define it.

Collaborative Collision: Community+
Spring 2022 Schedule

Registration now open!
February 3rd | 4-7pm
Turnbull Conference Center

12-week program guided by ORD
Registration opens immediately following Collaborative Connector

Save the date! April 21st | 5-7pm
Turnbull Conference Center

Starting with Collaborative Connector on February 3rd, Collaborative Collision: Community+ will bring together the Florida State research community to build and accelerate new teams that lay the foundation for future interdisciplinary programs, compete for large-scale external funding, and solve complex societal challenges.

We’re also continuing our Collaborative Incubator and Collaborative Accelerator pilot programs, which help turn your connections into collaborations and launch them towards external funding. More details about these sessions, including descriptions, dates/times, and how to register can be found online at

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Mitchell in the Office of Research Development.

Laurel Fulkerson
Interim Vice President for Research