Interdisciplinary Research Grants

Interdisciplinary Research Grants

New awards are contingent on the availability of funding.  No funding is available at this time; general announcements to the faculty will be made in the event funding becomes available.

Purpose To encourage interdisciplinary research activities in projects that have a high potential of receiving external competitive funding. 
Eligibility All faculty and research staff are eligible to apply.  Requires collaboration between faculty/staff from two or more disciplines.  Investigators are limited to one proposal per cycle as principal investigators, but may be included in an unlimited number of submissions as co-principal investigators. 
Award Details Proposed budgets may be between $25,000 and $40,000.  Funding will be provided for one year. 


Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  • Technical merit of the proposed research. 
  • Potential impact of the propsoed research on the university’s research programs and national visibility. 
  • Potential for future funding and sustainability of research agenda. 
  • Student involvement. 
  • Qualifications of the investigators. 
  • If applicable, performance on previous IRG funding. 
Grantee Responsibilities Recipients of funding must submit technical and financial reports to the OVPR each six months.  The final report should include an abstract of the completed work suitable for inclusion in a brochure.  Recipients are also expected to make a presentation after six months and at the end of the grant period. 


Recipients of Prior Year Interdisciplinary Research Grants

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