Graduate Research Clusters
Spring funding round only.
Description: Graduate Research Clusters (formerly Graduate Interest Groups) foster crossdisciplinary collaboration and inquiry in the form of cross-departmental reading, screening, and/or discussion groups, dissertation working groups, and other activities. GIGs may organize activities that draw on local intellectual and cultural resources, including faculty and community leaders.
Terms of Award: Funding is limited to $1,000, primarily intended to support meeting or workshop costs (e.g., refreshments or reproductions).
The Simpson Center will provide a web presence for the project, an archive for significant activities and documents generated by the group, and scheduling privileges for Simpson Center space.
Research clusters may use a portion of their funds to co-sponsor a visiting speaker organized by another campus unit or the Simpson Center, or to organize a specific activity in coordination with such a visit. Clusters are not intended to a support visiting speakers on their own resources alone.
- Proposal Narratives (limit five pages) should address:
- the focus of inquiry and its significance
- activities to be funded
- participating persons
- outreach plans, as applicable
- Budgets should outline anticipated expenses. See restrictions above.
- C.V. (limited to five pages) for the primary project liaison only. Others participants may be represented in short bios.
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