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. 

View the FY17 CDRF Recipients


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.

Important Deadlines

  • Statements of intent (SOI) are requested by Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Full proposals are due to Cayuse by Friday, March 24, 2017

Please email with any questions and include the words CDRF in the e-mail's subject line.




Important Documents - CDRF

Statement of Intent

Call for Proposals

Submission Guidelines

Budget Template 

Chair Form

Scorecard - Coming Soon

Cayuse Submission Instructions 

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