Saturday, March 1, 2014

Funding for ID Grad Groups Announced

Following committee review, nine proposals resulted in funding for new and existing Interdisciplinary Graduate Groups —grassroots groups of faculty and graduate students interested in exploring a cross-disciplinary issue, problem or approach in ways that transcend established institutional structures and may lead to break-through discoveries; research, education or training programs; and public engagement initiatives.  A modest ($1,000 - $5,000) investment in an Interdisciplinary Graduate Group can yield big returns for the University—and beyond. 

Receiving funding in the 2012-13 Graduate School competition are five new groups:

  • Adolescent Health
  • Child Health and Well Being
  • Food Studies
  • Heritage Studies and Public History
  • MUG: MRI Users’ Group

Four existing groups also received funding through this year’s competition: