IRWG Proposal Instructions

Interdisciplinary Research Working Groups (IRWG) Proposal Instructions

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf that includes all components (abstract, description, budget, CVs). Faculty who have received funding from the Center for Ideas and Society’s Interdisciplinary Research Working Groups are eligible to apply. A plan for combined funding should be provided.

Components of the Proposal

  1. Project title
  2. Project abstract (250 word limit)
  3. Description of proposed project (1500 words)
    Proposed projects must include at least three distinctly different disciplines. Both senior (associate and full professors) and early career scholars (assistant professors and postdoctoral fellows) must be included in the IWRG. The theme of the group must be problem focused and relevant to the health disparities as defined by this center. Other issues to consider include:
    • The extent to which the IRWG will play a role in fostering the early mentoring interactions with potential trainees;
    • How might the interdisciplinary nature of the group allow participants to understand and innovate potential multifaceted solutions to the proposed health disparity problem, and;
    • Final expected outcomes of the working group (i.e., a publication of a perspective, concept and/or critical review paper in a peer reviewed journal, publication of a collaborative project, or submission of a proposal for a grant.
  4. List of organizers and participants.
  5. Two page CV for each participant (NIH Biosketch format is preferred – for instructions see ).
  6. Budget – We anticipate distributing awards of up to $2500 each.  
    Budgets may include funding for workshops or conferences (i.e., honorarium, lodging, food) or for expenses related to publishing or proposal development (i.e., invited experts, consultation)
  7. A budget justification is required for all expenses.