Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IRG)

Deadline Date: 03/02/2018

Agency: CUNY Research Office

Scope: Urban societies across the globe are confronting numerous challenges related to the environment, human health, technology, infrastructure, and the ever-changing modes of social organization. Addressing these complex scientific and societal challenges requires problem-solving approaches that transcend individual disciplines and integrate a diverse range of skill sets and expertise. As the largest urban public university in the United States, CUNY boasts a highly diverse faculty with the requisite knowledge and competencies to address these urban challenges. The Interdisciplinary Research Grant 2018/2019 program seeks to support and encourage faculty researchers who will tackle challenges or problems that affect the needs of urban populations and the urban environment. We encourage applications that address specific challenges in ways that can be approached by combining expertise across disciplines (such as the health/social sciences, natural sciences and humanities). CUNY anticipates there will be approximately 5-8 one-year awards of $40,000 made in 2018. Website: