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Deadline April 25, 2018 for Interdisciplinary Working Groups Applications

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities Interdisciplinary Working Groups aim to bring together faculty and graduate students from different disciplines to explore common research interests and to encourage collaborative research projects.  

Groups must be convened by at least two individuals from different departments, and must agree to meet at least three times a term.  Ideally, membership in the group should be open, and initial meetings should be publicized to attract diverse participants.  Meetings can be used for the presentation of work in progress, for the discussions of texts and scholarship, or to plan or pursue a common research project (including preparing grant applications and planning conferences).

Application must be made by two individuals from different departments, one of whom must be from the Faculty of Arts.

Groups may apply for up to $3,000 in funding to support their activities.  Returning groups may apply for up to $1000.  These funds can be used for graduate student assistance, for bringing collaborators or visiting speakers to campus, or for the support of a grant application.  These funds may not be used for co-sponsoring departmental speakers or events. The funds must be spent and all expenses submitted by February 28, 2019.


The CIH will provide administrative support and clerical work needed to advertise group events and to help coordinate group activities.  Groups are expected to meet in the CIH Seminar Room (BioSciences 588B).


Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed for their quality, their interdisciplinary nature, and their promise of significant outcomes.

Application Process

NEW: Applications are due by April 25, 2018. 
Applications (1-2 pages single spaced) should include:

  • A statement of the research interests of the group.
  • The names and contact information of the conveners of the group, as well as names of any faculty or graduate students who have agreed to participate, or a statement about the strategy for identifying and recruiting group members.

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