Around the world, more than 300 million people in over 70 countries need global humanitarian assistance each year. Finding ways to improve prevention, response, and mitigation is critical. In response, the Humanitarian Collaborative at the University of Virginia brings together scholars, practitioners, university students, and community

partners to address the world’s pressing humanitarian and development challenges. We conduct applied interdisciplinary research, engage in real-time analysis and assessment, and provide strategic recommendations.

If you are interested in working with us or hearing more about our work, please fill out this interest form.


The Humanitarian Collaborative’s applied, interdisciplinary work is organized around thematic areas, which are designed to understand, explore, and develop solutions to pressing challenges. In each of these themes we partner with global and local policy and operational organizations and individuals to take a lead in developing strategies, standards, and policies.