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New Funding Available for Collaborative Research

Multi-College Interdisciplinary Research Program will award up to $75,000 for teams of faculty from three or more CSU colleges

The new Multi-College Interdisciplinary Research Program (MIRP) at Cleveland State University will award funding up to $75,000 to seed collaborative research activity among faculty teams across campus.

Overseen by CSU’s Office of Research, this broad-based initiative seeks to provide support for faculty members from at least three different colleges within the University who are preparing a proposal for an externally funded interdisciplinary grant.

“We are very pleased to offer this new funding opportunity to encourage and support meaningful cross-disciplinary faculty collaboration,” said CSU Vice President for Research Jerzy Sawicki, Ph.D. “The Multi-College Interdisciplinary Research Program represents one component of CSU’s innovation strategy, which is being developed to stimulate innovation and discovery in interdisciplinary research and education throughout the University.”

Successful MIRP applicants will be awarded an initial $25,000 to facilitate work on their external grant proposal. Following the submission of the proposal for external funding, the team will receive an additional $25,000 to continue research activities while the external proposal is under review. Based on the quality of the reviews from the external proposal, the team may receive an additional $25,000 –either to support the continuation of the team’s interdisciplinary research (if the external proposal is funded) or to facilitate a competitive resubmission of their application for external funding.

MIRP proposals are now being accepted on a rolling basis. The Office of Research will coordinate the continuous review of proposals until September 30, 2015, or until available funds have been committed – whichever occurs first.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and proposal guidelines, please review the MIRP request for proposals online at