The Transdisciplinary Studies Program and the Office of Research, Sponsored Programs & Grants invite masters and doctoral students to apply for the 2023 – 2024 Crossing Boundaries Research Award. The award recognizes students who are using cross-disciplinary and applied research methodologies and perspectives in their scholarship in innovative, creative, and compelling ways.

This is a competitive fellowship award for promising, early-phase, scholarly projects that cross disciplines, institutions, and sectors. Awards will be given for individual projects/applicants, or, in the case of a collaborative project, up to two CGU students can share a single award.

Targeted applicants are doctoral students working on a research project in one of the following categories:

  • Collaborative Scholarship Across Two Different Departments or Fields.
    This work should involve one or more collaborators, consultants, or research mentors outside of one’s home academic department.
  • Collaborative, Cross-Sector Scholarship with Community, Industry, Non-profit or Governmental Partners.
    This work should involve one or more cross-sector collaborators, consultants, or research mentors from a non-academic setting.
  • Collaborative Scholarship Across Two Different Institutions.
    This work should involve one or more collaborators, consultants, or research mentors outside of one’s home academic department and institution.

Award amount is up to up to $10,000 per award for the academic year. Funds are disbursed after the add/drop deadline for the respective fall and spring terms during the award year.

Key Dates:

  • Application Period Opens: Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Priority Application Review Due Date: 5:00PM (pacific), March 01, 2024.
    • Applications received by 5:00PM (pacific), March 01, 2024, will be reviewed and returned the applicant(s) for revision as needed.
    • Applications received after 5:00PM (pacific), Friday, March 01, 2024 will be reviewed for award consideration, however, the application will not not be returned to applicant(s) for revision.
  • Final Application Due Date: Monday, April 08, 2024.

To learn more about the award from eligibility rules to how to apply, please visit the Transdisciplinary Studies Program using the link below.

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The Crossing Boundaries Research Award is generously funded by the “Richter Memorial Funds Master Code, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.” The Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, and Grants and the Transdisciplinary Studies Program thank them for their generous support of our students and their research.