Date: March 27, 2012
To: All UF Graduate Students
Cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: UF Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed) Program
RE: This Friday: Deadline to Apply for I-Cubed Interdisciplinary Research Awards
The deadline to apply for UF I-Cubed Interdisciplinary Research Awards is 5 p.m. this Friday, March 30, 2012.
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.
This 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 that 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.
To find out more and apply, go online to http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/funding.