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Funding opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration

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The UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary and Cross Campus Affairs is opening applications to two funding opportunities to encourage schools, divisions, and other units to find areas of mutual interest and to support faculty in their exploration of these intersections.Funding can be used to support bringing speakers to campus as well as proposals for symposia and workshops.

Eligibility

These opportunities are open to all UCLA faculty members. Proposals must include collaborations of faculty from multiple schools or research units to be considered for funding. Please see ICCA’s Funding Opportunities web page for information specific to each opportunity. Priority for both awards will be given to events that engage a diverse range of faculty and/or students across schools.

Deadline

Applications for fall awards are due Sunday, Sept. 30.

Announcement

Announcements for fall awards will be made as soon as possible, but no later than Nov. 2.

Format

Proposals must be submitted on the application form available at the link below and should consist of a narrative describing the purpose and expected objectives of the proposed event including the target audience. In addition, each proposal must list the involved faculty, their school affiliation and their role/contribution to the event. Each proposal must be accompanied by a budget including any additional sources of funding as well as a budget justification.

Awards

Proposals may be funded in whole or in part at the discretion of the review committee. Proposals for visiting speaker awards may request up to $15,000. In the case of symposia, workshop and planning meeting proposals, no single award will exceed $5,000 for proposals involving workshop or seminar series or $2,500 for proposals for a single workshop/seminar/planning event.

Application Process

Links to the applications are available on the ICCA’s Funding Opportunities web page.

Please direct any questions to Laurel Grzesik, program communications officer, at lgrzesik@conet.ucla.edu.

In keeping with its mission, core values and collegial spirit, the UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary and Cross Campus Affairs welcomes ideas for collaborative education, research, and service programs.

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