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Environment Initiative Seed Funding Program launches

Environment Initiative Seed Funding Program launches

Proposals are invited for the Environment Initiative Seed Funding Program. This program will support both research projects and curricular activities.

Adell Amos said that this seed funding represents the first of many investments made in research and teaching. It is problem-centered, and brings together multiple disciplines to find a solution. The executive director Environment Initiative. This program is a significant step towards improving our research and teaching across disciplines.

The Environment Initiative drives the funding program. This initiative aims at focusing the intellectual energy of faculty, students and community partners on a just, livable future through transdisciplinary, teaching and experiential learning. The initiative is one of several. UOs Academic InitiativesIt is important to collaborate across disciplines to develop the next generation leaders and problem solvers.

The shared goal of the initiative and the Office of the President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) led to the units collaborating to sponsor the Environment Initiative Seed Funding Program.

There are two award mechanisms for the program: Research Awards and Curriculum Awards.

Research Awards are intended to foster collaborations in a transdisciplinary research line and secure external funding.

This program supports OVPRI’s goal of enhancing interdisciplinarity research. Cass Moseley is vice president for research, innovation.

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The Curriculum Awards support new courses, experiential learning opportunities, and degree programs that are in line with the initiatives. Guiding PrinciplesPromote learning for a just, sustainable future. Proposals should be cross- or transdisciplinary and focus on problem-centered methodologies.

I am excited by the potential for horizontal alignment of our research and teaching efforts created by this collaboration, stated Provost Patrick Phillips. I am equally excited see the energy and expertise in our faculty grow and to learn about projects that are funded and developed through these mechanisms.

The director of Environment Initiative and vice president for research will appoint a team of faculty to review peer submissions and rank them. The February 15th deadline for a mandatory letter of intention is met. Full applications are due March 7th. Request for Proposalsfor more details. For more information, please contact Research Development Services at

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