Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund


The goal of the Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund (CDRF) is to establish collaborative research partnerships within Centers and Institutes or between researchers from two or more diverse departments that encourage applications to external funding opportunities. External funds secured as a result of this program must be set-up as a sponsored project with the appropriate indirect cost rate.

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CDRF applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of being a principal investigator (PI) on an externally funded project. As of January 1, 2016, PI eligibility is determined by the schools. Please note that this update does not change the role and responsibility of the principal investigator (PI) or the proposal routing requirements. Also note that the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) will continue to have its own criteria that are similar to (but not identical to) the previous faculty handbook criteria in accordance with their accrediting body’s guidelines.

All required documents for the CDRF competition can also be found in the InfoReady portal. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the submission process or supporting documentation. Please include "CDRF" in the subject line of your email.

Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed here.

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