115 Collaborations & Growing

Research Areas

Together, we have created a flourishing network of faculty relationships, generating impressive research results and funding successes. There are now dozens of active research relationships across a wide range of disciplines.

Joint Funding

Through mutual investment, a joint research fund has been established by both universities to which faculty members from each institution are encouraged to apply.

Since 2014, we’ve…

Invested$1.1 Min joint seed funding
Fostered115faculty-to-faculty links
Produced110joint publications

Latest News

2024-2025 BRIDGE Seed Fund Recipients Announced

12 joint projects between Illinois and Birmingham faculty and scholars have been selected to receive BRIDGE Seed Funding for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

BRIDGE marks tenth year of collaboration with $600,000 investment in joint research

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Birmingham are tripling their investment in their partnership to develop new signature research collaborations.

BRIDGE Spotlight: Introducing BRIDGE Water Fellow Dr. Sophie Comer-Warner

Analicia Haynes interviews current Prof. Sophie Comer-Warner, an assistant professor of Aquatic Biogeochemistry and the current BRIDGE Fellow in Water Sciences at Illinois.