The College of Arts and Sciences is making $50,000 available for seed grants to assist in the development of interdisciplinary initiatives. These could be used to expand an existing program (e.g., one of our interdisciplinary minors) or to build a new interdisciplinary connection. Funds could be used, for example, for travel, funding a small conference, bringing someone to campus to advise on program development, or assistance in developing a proposal for external funding. This is not intended to be an exclusive list, but the intent of the program is for these seed funds to facilitate the development of something relatively permanent (that is, more than just a one-time activity).
The College will make up to 10 awards of up to $5,000 each. Proposals are welcome from faculty from any combination of units within the College and may include units in other ISU colleges. However, the PI must be a faculty member in a CAS unit. Preference will be given to applicants in fields lacking substantial external grant opportunities.
We ask that proposals be submitted to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences no later than Friday, December 7, 2018. Please send proposals electronically to Associate Dean Joe Blaney (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary panel appointed by the Dean, which will then make recommendations to the Dean for final approval. At this time, this program should be seen as a one-time opportunity, as it is being supported by temporary funds, the availability of which is unknown for future years.
If you have any questions, please contact Interim Dean Diane Zosky at 438-5669 or email@example.com.