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East/West and Interdisciplinary Award Programs

Sponsored and administered by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies in partnership with the Academic Affairs and Health Sciences Divisions

Purpose: To promote collaborations between faculty members with complementary expertise, building strong investigative teams, and increasing competitiveness for extramural funding from diverse sources. Proposals must incorporate significant roles for at least two faculty members(tenured or tenure track) from different departments; a well-defined research plan; and a clearly articulated plan for obtaining extramural funding to sustain the research following the award period. Projects that align with ECU priorities, bring together faculty members with diverse expertise to better understand significant problems facing the region and society, and exhibit potential for translation of the research findings into discrete intervention will be given preference. Projects that link faculty from Academic Affairs and Health Science are also a priority.

Expectation: Award recipients will form productive collaboration leading to extramural funding to sustain the research enterprise and address compelling issues in our society. Teams are expected to compile and submit at least one high quality application within 6 months following the end of the award.

Recent call & Guidelines 

2014-2015 Call for Proposals and Guidelines