Collaborative Reserve Funding

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Applications: Applications for Collaborative Reserve Funding are open in the beginning of Fall quarter for the following academic year. The next application cycle will be for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Applications are made through this form.

Description: Collaborative reserve funding supports opportunities that fall outside the scope of other i-disco initiatives, and serve the development of an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and engaged research culture, such as the hosting of a regional or national conference, or the launching of a community-based research project that will seek outside grants, etc.

Purpose: Collaborative reserve funding should:

  • engage and/or benefit a significant number of IAS constituencies (faculty, students, alumni, RIGs, CAWGs, and/or community partners),
  • convene conversation across multiple areas of inquiry and across curricular areas,
  • promote interdisciplinary understanding and exchange across fields and approaches.

Eligibility and Requirements: IAS faculty members.

Grant provision: Grants of $500-5000 per group. 

Annual allocation = $5000.

Application process: Applications are submitted via Catalyst, and consist of:

  • a listing of organizers and a designated contact person
  • a brief statement of the proposed collaboration’s purpose, significance, and objectives
  • an outline of proposed activities
  • a budget/funding request for proposed activities
  • a statement of any additional support needs (eg, hiring, event support, etc.)
  • a statement of intended outcomes

Criteria of selection:

  • Likelihood to engage and/or benefit a significant number of IAS constituencies
  • Capacity to convene conversation across multiple areas of inquiry and across curricular areas
  • Likelihood to promote interdisciplinary understanding and exchange across fields and approaches