Announcing the 2024 CICI Summer Research Grants

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March 4, 2024

The Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry offers summer research grants of up to $5,000 for interdisciplinary, interdivisional, creative and/or collaborative projects on urgent contemporary issues such as climate change, authoritarianism, race, borders and migration. Students working across divisional lines such as arts and humanities, social sciences, art practice, digital humanities and law are especially encouraged to apply. Examples of such projects might be dissertation research on climate and literature, a collaborative essay on digital platforms and disinformation, or an exhibition on borders. The project must have an interdisciplinary component to be considered. A humanistic component is preferred but not mandatory.

Graduate Students: up to $5000
Undergraduate: up to $1000

For All Applicants:

The funds can be used to purchase equipment (excluding computers or other hardware), materials/supplies for creative projects/exhibits, to pay for memberships to scholarly organizations, to purchase journals, books, and other primary materials, for the organization of small conferences or workshops, and to visit archives/libraries/museums in order to access research materials that are not available online. Living expenses are excluded.

Please note: Applicants must have at least one remaining semester of active enrollment (Fall 24 or later), in order to be eligible.


1 page project description
1 short letter of recommendation (1 page max.)
1 paragraph itemized budget

Please complete this form and upload all materials by midnight, Friday, April 5th.

Successful applicants will present their proposed summer research at a lunch workshop in early May 2024 and share their results at a reception in early September 2024.

For questions, please email