Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014-2015 IDF Awards

They tackle complex questions, integrating knowledge and methods from a broad range of disciplines. Learn more about just a few of this year's winners:

  • John Berini is uncovering the possible reason behind Minnesota's declining moose population, connecting changes in moose feeding, behavior and population rates with climate change.
  • Molly Tun examines Latin-American texts and Andean math practices to illuminate indigenous cultures silenced by colonial discourse.
  • Jack Lam explores how people's health and well-being are affected by job uncertainty caused by national economic insecurity and the struggles of balancing work and family. 

See the complete list of 2014-2015 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows >

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship gives exceptional doctoral students conducting interdisciplinary research the chance to work with faculty at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. Recipients are awarded a $22,500 stipend, tuition and subsidized health insurance for the academic year. Students were selected by a University-wide faculty committee based on criteria including the interdisciplinary nature of the research project, how the student would benefit from interaction with the research center or institute, and the center or institute's interest in hosting the student. 

Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship >