The Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA) works closely with the Office for Research to reinforce the university’s commitment to inclusive academic excellence. Our goal is to foster multidisciplinary research—whether by individual faculty members or teams of faculty across multiple academic units—so as to widen the scope, enhance the impact, and sharpen the relevance of the university’s academic work. Our Emerging Research Webinar Series connects faculty with philanthropic foundations and government agencies to explore grant opportunities in critical areas. We facilitate Ideation Sessions, host Strategic Workshops, and offer Grant Support and Development. Our Common Interest Groups bring together faculty across the university in multidisciplinary collaborations on a key problem or common work. We also serve as the administrative anchor for the Rutgers Equity Alliance for Community Health (REACH), a $12 million initiative funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rutgers Office of the President.