Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Research
Science and/or Engineering + Art and/or Design (SE+AD) Advancement Grant

The Offices of the Vice President for Research and Provost are pleased to announce a new, internal grant opportunity: The SE+AD Advancement Grant Program, which is linked to our participation in the national Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) program, whose mission is to “advance the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society.”

Award Overview

  • The world’s most pressing and complex challenges defy singular analytical approaches and interpretation. Our offices aspire to eliminate barriers and create new opportunities for the mutual integration of the arts, humanities, and social sciences (AHSS) with science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) to stimulate and promote partnerships between divergent, convergent, and analytical thinkers, who, when brought together, think more dynamically about problems too complex to be solved by any one discipline.
  • This call for proposals seeks bold ideas for translational research that attempts to convert basic research knowledge into practical applications that protect, enhance, and improve the quality of life for those most in need in our region. As such, preference will be given to SE+AD teams who will collaborate with a community partner.
  • One grant will be awarded at $20,000.($5,000.00 of which will be available to support travel to the 2018 a2ru conference.
  • Selection Process

    Proposals are due October 16, 2017, by 5:00 pm EST.

    Full Proposal Instructions

    To apply, please upload your proposal to the application portal. For instructions on how to login to the application portal click here.

    Should you encounter any technical issues or have technical questions or need technical assistance, please contact Laura Ready, Program Coordinator, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST): or

    Jennifer Krivickas

    Other Questions? Contact Assistant Vice President for Integrated Research + AHSS and Integrated Research Advancement Grants Program Officer, Jennifer Krivickas