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Interdisciplinary Seed Grant

The S3 Interdisciplinary Seed Grant supports new or emerging interdisciplinary collaborations between MSU's science studies scholars (sociologists/historians/anthropologists/artists/etc. who study science) and STEM/health scholars. These interdisciplinary seed grants help create opportunities for collaborative research projects between the scholars working within a scientific/medical field, and the humanists, artists or social scientists who study that field.

Funding available for each project will be in the range of $10,000. Eligible expenses include course releases (with chair/dean's permission), support for graduate or undergraduate assistants, or other expenses that clearly promote outcomes from a new or emerging interdisciplinary collaboration.

To be eligible to apply interdisciplinary teams must:
* Consist of one or more MSU STEM and/or health sciences professionals
* Consist of one of more MSU science studies scholars who examine scientists and/or science from a social scientific, artistic, and/or humanistic perspective
* Collaborative teams must have been formed recently and/or be working on a new topic of investigation
* The immediate goal of the collaboration should be applying for external funding

Notes: The team may include a graduate student and/or postdoc if appropriate. The grant may not be used to fund extensions to existing grants nor established research projects.

Deadline for Applications: Thursday October 12, 2017

Awards will be announced Thursday, November 16, 2017

The following form should be completed by the team leader on behalf of the team applying for the grant:

For each member of the interdisciplinary team, enter name, department(s), rank, and a brief summary of their research specializations. Be sure to clearly indicate whether a team member is from STEM, the health professions, and/or science studies (Note: The team leader should enter their information first.)

How many team members:

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