Overview/Purpose of Awards:

To encourage interdisciplinary projects by faculty and students, the Center for Integrative Studies invites applications from tenure track and lecturer faculty for stipends in four areas.  To acknowledge the intentions of our funding source, the Hilton Foundation, we especially encourage submissions of projects that involve interdisciplinary approaches to social business.

Please submit in one of the following areas:

1.  Integrative Grant Writing: (2 awards of $1000 each)

To support the development and submission of major applications with interdisciplinary dimensions.  Applicants may be applying for grants to support scholarly or creative work, integrative curriculum development, outreach to the community, or development of university programs.  Successful applicants will be expected to work with the Research and Sponsored Programs office to meet that office's requirements for grant preparation.  Half the funding will be issued upon receipt of the award and half on submission of the grant.

2.  Publishing Integrative Pedagogy: (2 awards of $1000 each)

To support the publication of pedagogical articles (theoretical or practical) arising from work at CI.  Half the funding will be issued upon receipt of the award and half on submission of the article for publication.

3.  Integrative Events: (2 awards of $1000 each)

To support interdisciplinary events to be held on campus during the spring 2011 semester.  These may be organized for faculty, for students, or for a broader campus community.

4.  Integrative Student Work: (2 awards of $500 each)

To support interdisciplinary undergraduate student work to be completed (either independently, in teams, or in partnership with a faculty member) during the spring 2011 semester.  Applications for #4 will be completed by a faculty member.  The entire amount of the award will be issued to the student (or will be divided equally in case of teams).

Submission Procedures:

Applicants will be required to submit a cover sheet (link provided below) and a brief (1000 words or less) narrative.  In your proposal narrative, please address the following items:

  1. Activity Description: Describe the activity, emphasizing its interdisciplinary or integrative aspects and its general intellectual merit.
  2. Broader Impacts: Describe the goals or outcomes to be achieved and how the project would benefit the applicant and the university.
  3. Budget: The award may be used as a stipend for the awardee(s), but if the award will be used for other purposes (especially for #3) please itemize them.
  4. Additional Support: List any additional support required for successful completion of the project and how that support will be provided.
  5. Timeline: List the anticipated date of completion.  For the grant proposal award (#1) please list the targeted funding source and its deadline.


Proposals will be reviewed by members of the CIS Faculty Advisory Committee and the Faculty Director.  Members of the committee who have submitted applications will not read proposals or take part in the review.

Cover Sheet Link (PDF, 15.78 KB)