In 2019, TCR began focusing on the creation and support of research cohorts as a way of strengthening research culture at Tisch. The research cohorts meet regularly to share and discuss their work, and to explore new skills and opportunities. We survey each cohort for their interests, and then program cohort activities such as guest speakers accordingly. Upcoming cohort topics include: understanding peer review, navigating cultural institutions, building budgets, and conducting interviews.

By offering these kinds of engagement opportunities, we can provide a non-curricular context through which students and faculty can find connection and collaboration, and facilitate a deeper sense of community and belonging.