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Creative. Collaborative. Consequential.

3 Cavaliers is a rapid seed funding program enabling creative, collaborative, consequential research ideas.

How it works
Supported by a university-wide faculty expertise database, 3 Cavaliers facilitates funding for faculty members from at least two disparate disciplines, located in different units or schools. The platform helps faculty members self-assemble and pursue new research projects that may not be ready for external funding or may not fit traditional funding models.


Secure funding for new high-risk, high-payoff projects that make a difference.


Partner with researchers from diverse disciplines via the robust faculty database.


Create innovative, influential and interdisciplinary research.


Collaborate with the best and brightest

Our faculty expertise database brings together world-class researchers from across the University of Virginia. Creating powerful, interdisciplinary partnerships has never been easier.

Meet the Experts
3 Cavaliers unleashes the creativity of collaborative faculty teams, helping them define consequential research problems at the intersection of disciplines and move rapidly toward generating powerful solutions.
Melur K. (Ram) Ramasubramanian
Vice President for Research

Research at the University of Virginia

The Office of the Vice President for Research integrates and enhances research activities across UVA’s 12 schools and multiple research centers.