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Initiatives
SEED GRANTS

Each academic year, The Commons presents a call for proposals for Seed Grants, a competitive program to nurture and develop interdisciplinary, collaborative research ideas at the conceptual stage. Once proposals are accepted and awards are made, recipients have one year to carry out research outlined in the proposals. For more information on Seed Grants, click the link at left. Awards are co-sponsored by Research and Graduate Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

ARTIST PROJECTS

The Commons grants funding annually to members of the University community to create artistic interpretations of a theme that are based within interdisciplinary inquiry. In offering this opportunity, The Commons aims to draw attention to creative possibilities strengthened by the perspectives of multiple disciplines. The Call for Proposals for Artist Projects is issued in the fall semester, and projects are installed in The Commons during the spring semester. Awards are funded by The Commons.