Integrative Team Initiatives

Leading Large Integrative Research Teams

Do you have a research vision that requires leadership of large crosscutting research teams to attain?

Leading Large Integrative Research Teams (L2-IRT) is a workshop series, hosted by the Office of Research, that helps faculty who have a track record of interdisciplinary research to take the next step and lead large integrative research teams. Members of each cohort learn best practices in leadership, team science, and organizational strategy research.聽 Through interactive sessions led by the L2-IRT Team and guest presenters, cohort members will 聽both gain and share insights and interact with an array of resources available to support them in their goals.

A coordinated mix of workshop presentations and discussions, guest speakers, and participant-guided activities are designed to better prepare participants to:

  • Articulate an integrative research vision
  • Address the leadership challenges of integrative cross-cutting teams
  • Motivate diverse teams toward achieving a shared vision and goals
  • Establish a roadmap with meaningful milestones
  • Benefit from team science and multi-team organizational frameworks
  • Establish trusted partnerships on and off-campus
  • Achieve true integration of workforce, diversity and inclusion, and innovation
  • Achieve thought leadership recognition for your team

Successful integrative research team leaders achieve goals that advance a shared vision of societal importance through tight integration of team efforts often spanning research, education and workforce, culture of inclusion and diversity, and innovation.

After completion of the program, participants will be able to better undertake the development, planning, and implementation required to support submission of large integrative center and institute proposals as well as be able to more effectively leverage UGA resources for large project support.

Nominations are now open for participation in the 2023-24 AY L2-IRT Cohort

Nominations may be submitted by completing the brief InfoReady form at . Nominations close May 1, 2023. Nominees must be UGA faculty and have a record of interdisciplinary research to be considered. Nominees will be contacted and asked to complete a brief application.

Please contact Larry Hornak at or 706-542-2462 with any questions about the L2-IRT Workshop Series.

L2-IRT Design Team

The L2-IRT Workshop Series is designed and offered through a collaboration between the and Integrative Team Initiatives in the Office of Research.

Overviews of our recent Workshop Series Content

Previous L2-IRT Participants