2018 I3 Award Applications Open

2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) Awards

The Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I 3) award program fosters new interdisciplinary research projects at UO. Applicants must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents a new research direction in an area likely to generate extramural funding. Funding under this program is to be used to successfully compete for extramural funds to support the project in the long term.

Research proposals should rely on collaborative partnerships across departments and colleges at UO. I 3 partnerships should emerge from shared research interests and needs and be developed in light of external funding opportunities, UO’s institutional strengths, academic priorities, and institutional history. Partnerships may include external institutions of strategic importance.

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  1. Have significant scientific or scholarly merit
  2. Have strong potential for extramural funding
  3. Represent a new direction for the lead faculty member or research team 4. Build or strengthen cross-disciplinary research partnerships

Proposals are due March 5, 2018. Notification of awards will take place in May. Projects should begin no earlier than July 1, 2018. Final reports are due by July 31, 2020.


Electronic submission of proposals is required. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Online application

If you have any questions, please email rds@uoregon.edu.


Research Development Services
Research Development Services provides a variety of services for faculty seeking support for research, performance, public service and scholarly projects.

Phone: (541) 346-6391           E-mail: rds@uoregon.edu