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Interdisciplinary Research Program

The Office of President and the Vice President for Research are pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Interdisciplinary Research Program. The IRP is intended to advanced interdisciplinary research at UTA in alignment with the four guiding themes of the Strategic Plan: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact and Data-Driven Discovery. As these guiding themes are inherently interdisciplinary, this program fosters the necessary work across campus to improve our ability to effectively compete for major extramural research grant funding on these topics. As such, the IRP gives preference to proposals that span interdisciplinary work across groups that don’t normally collaborate. A requirement of IRP award recipients is submission of at least one interdisciplinary research proposal to an extramural funding source by the end of the award period. 

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held on Monday January 30th, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Engineering Research Building, room 103 (west wing) and Tuesday, January 31st, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Engineering Research Building, room 228. The reason for two sessions is to provide an option for faculty to attend either session. For more information, please contact Dr. Jon Weidanz at


A request for proposals (RFP) which outlines the policies of the program has been released. The IRP provides one-year grants to sponsor interdisciplinary research and professional creative activities. The maximum allowable budget for any one successful proposal is $20,000. IRP proposals must be submitted on or before March 1st, according to the instructions in this RFP and funds will be made available to each winning team on or before September 1, 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary team that represents expertise from across the campus. Results of the review will be provided to the Vice President for Research, who will make awards in consultation with the President.

All proposals must be submitted through the IRP Sharepoint site. Log into the system using your NetID and password. Please note that only one author should upload the proposal as a single PDF document. This individual will serve as the point of contact for the proposal regarding notifications of award status.

  • For technical questions regarding the online submission process, please email Please write "Interdisciplinary Research Program" in the subject line.
  • For all other questions and comments about the Interdisciplinary Research Program, please contact Dr. Jon Weidanz, Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR), at Once proposals have been submitted online, they will be made available through the AVPR to the IRP Committee for review.


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