Integrative Research Seminars

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Proposals accepted at any time except between June 1 and July 31

Exploratory Seminars in Integrative Research and Scholarship (up to $5,000)

This initiative is intended to promote integrative seminars in areas of common interest to faculty from different disciplines — for example, ancient philosophy, multi-cultural diversity, religion and science, family issues, or ethics and science.

Seminars require five or more faculty from at least three departments or academic units who are committed to exploring a topic of significant importance in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. At least three of the five faculty members must have primary appointments in the College of Arts and Letters and 2 of the 3 departments must be in the College of Arts and Letters.

The proposal should include the following:

  • Equivalent of a 2-page proposal describing the topic, its importance, and the need for interdisciplinary scholarship
  • Clearly described and measurable milestones for the year
  • Abbreviated 2-page CVs for all faculty members
  • Annual budget with detailed explanations of budget items

Maximum funding is $5,000 for up to three years.

Continued funding in subsequent years is conditional on the accomplishment of milestones set forth in the initial proposal and presentation and justification of new goals and milestones for the next year. A report containing this information should be sent to the ISLA Director and the Administrative Assistant to the Director. The report will be reviewed and renewal will be determined by the Director and a faculty review panel. 

Reports submitted two months after the first (or second) anniversary of the award will not be accepted and the renewal will be denied.