The I3 research award program is now open for submissions

Faculty members have until March 27 to submit letters of intent for the 2023 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives award program, which funds new, multidisciplinary research projects.

Past recipients of the award, known as I3, have successfully leveraged the funding to build foundations for long-term progress and new areas of research. Previous recipients of I3 awards have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Security Agency.

The I3 program funds interdisciplinary teams and helps them navigate challenges, including leaving familiar research territory, learning to communicate in new ways with colleagues in other fields, and developing novel approaches. The program is open to faculty members from all academic disciplines and puts a priority on ideas with high potential to lead to future external funding.

The program is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and awards up to $50,000 to promising UO research teams.

As part of integration with the university’s academic initiatives, funding may be available to support projects via the Environment Initiative and the Sport and Wellness Initiative as a way to increase the number of meritorious proposals funded for this cycle. Projects considered for funding by Initiatives must directly advance key strategic goals of the program.

For more information, visit the I3 webpage on the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation website.