Date: February 20, 2012
To: All UF Graduate Students
Cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: UF Graduate School
RE: February 24: Nuts & Bolts Session on I-Cubed Interdisciplinary Research Awards
The UF I-Cubed (Innovation through Institutional Integration) Program invites you to:
What: Nuts & Bolts Session on I-Cubed Interdisciplinary Research Awards
When: Friday, February 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 264 Grinter Hall (Second Floor)
This Nuts & Bolts Session is where all you prospective applicants can get answers to your questions about application requirements and budget specifics. In addition, we invited former recipients of the award as a panel to tell you how they formed their research teams, defined their research topics and are conducting their research.
The panel starts at 3 p.m.
We encourage interested applicants to submit questions on this funding opportunity prior to the session. Questions can be sent to Nargiza Ludgate (Rakhimova) at [log in to unmask]
I-CUBED INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AWARDS
Application Deadline was EXTENDED to MARCH 30, 2012 (Friday) by 5 p.m.
The Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed) program at the University of Florida is announcing a new cycle of funding opportunities for graduate students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and SBE (social, behavioral, economics) disciplines interested in interdisciplinary research.
The Award is intended to:
-- Encourage graduate students in the STEM disciplines to propose, develop and participate with SBE students in an interdisciplinary research project.
-- Provide graduate students with experience working in an interdisciplinary team environment.
-- Encourage graduate students to involve undergraduate students in research activities.
Funding will be provided to support interdisciplinary projects which address:
-- State of Florida Topics - encompassing research focused on Florida-based topics, e.g. socioeconomic, environmental, energy, and other areas of research which are of importance to the State of Florida. This may also include community oriented research projects (e.g. working with K-12 classroom or K-12 teachers).
-- International Topics - encompassing research focused on global topics. This may include projects conducted in foreign countries.
Priority will be given to projects that:
-- Relate to on-going research or are closely connected to a student's thesis/dissertation.
-- Include undergraduate team member(s) and have a strong focus on mentoring.
Six awards up to $2,500 each will be awarded to teams of graduate students to conduct projects for duration not to exceed one academic year.
The competition is open to graduate students from across the university. Each team MUST include at least one member from the STEM and another from SBE disciplines.
For more information and application process go to http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/funding.