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Multi-Disciplinary Research Initiative (MDRI) 2015
Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 (by 5:00 PM)

2015 MDRI Budget and Justification Form
2015 MDRI Evaluation Form

The Office of Research & Graduate Studies (ORGS), in cooperation with the Faculty Senate Grants & Research Team (GRT), is pleased to invite all FGCU full-time faculty members to apply for the Multi-Disciplinary Research Initiative (MDRI). To reflect the national trend, both in research and graduate education, MDRI is created to promote and support inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and scholarly activities among different disciplines. MDRI is competitive; it aims at forming multi-/inter-disciplinary research teams to secure extramural research grants and contracts. MDRI provides seed money (up to $15,000 per award) for innovative research and scholarly activities across the boundaries of disciplines, departments, schools, and/or colleges. Upon recommendations from the GRT, the Associate Vice President for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies (AVPR/DGS) will make the final funding decision based on the merit of the proposal and funding availability.

* MDRI replaces the Graduate Faculty Research Assistantship Award
* Travel awards are merged into MDRI and USRSA