The BGRI creates a formal inter-institutional mechanism and the infrastructure needed to encourage and expand the joint research and educational programs between Bucknell and Geisinger. By providing leadership, infrastructure, advocacy, coordination and funding support, the initiative nurtures research and educational programs that link the individual strengths of Bucknell and Geisinger and have the potential to contribute to the advancement of health care in the region and beyond.

The Initiative will provide advocacy, coordination, and funding support for research and educational collaborations between Bucknell University and the Geisinger Health System. The Initiative will provide personnel from both organizations with opportunities such as:

  • collaborative research projects
  • collaborative instructional opportunities
  • shared institutional appointments
  • professional connections
  • scholar-in-residence opportunities
  • collaborative/matching grant submissions
  • collaborative research facilities
  • student research project support
  • innovation seed grants
  • support for tech transfer initiatives