The Interdisciplinary Research Team Fellowship program supports interdisciplinary projects that expand traditional notions of research through collaborative work. Teams must be multidisciplinary; at least half of any team should be SAS students; and supervising faculty must be from SAS.
Students may apply for either a proposed IRT project where faculty are seeking students to work on or propose a research project of their own. Each team will create a poster to be presented at a campus poster session in May 2022. In addition to work on the project per se, fellows will also prepare a 3-5 page learning reflection, a one paragraph career narrative, and project timeline that outlines the major due dates, benchmarks and team delegation strategies (directions will be provided).
Students who are selected as fellows will register for 01:556:328:GT (1.5 credits) for each semester of the project. Students should expect to devote 5-7 hours per week to the IRT project over the course of the semester.
In support of their academic success and their commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, fellows will receive a $750 per semester award. Awards will be applied to fellows’ current term bill at the end of the semester. Learn more here and view the IRT Shared Syllabus Appendix here to learn more about overall learning objectives and assignments across all IRT projects.
For more information about this year’s (2020-2021) IRT projects see the descriptions below.