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Center for Interdisciplinary Thinking

You’ll recall that the Center for Interdisciplinary Thinking (CIT) in the College of Arts and Sciences was formed last fall to encourage and support current and new interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, especially as those initiatives enhance the undergraduate experience at Loyola. The six Fellows appointed to CIT, under the leadership of Lead Fellow Dr. Georg Thiruvathukal, have been hard at work in launching CIT. Please take a look at the website: http://luc.edu/thinking/.

CIT is pleased to announce the first CIT Interdisiciplinary Grants competition. This competition includes both small and large awards in the amounts of $2,000 and $10,000, respectively, to support interdisciplinary research or teaching projects that address issues not dealt with by current programs or to enhance already-existing interdisciplinary programs at Loyola. The Call for Proposals is effective immediately and can be found at http://luc.edu/thinking/proposals/.

Proposals must be submitted by March 14, 2014. CIT will only consider electronic submissions using the Loyola Box solution provided by ITS. Box is similar to Dropbox and Google Drive, and it is simply a matter of signing in at http://luc.box.net. You simply create a folder and upload your proposal to this folder. Then you share it with citgrants@luc.edu.

In the coming weeks, CIT will be holding events with leaders of interdisciplinary efforts at Loyola University Chicago, including centers, programs, and minors. We’ll also be scheduling a “Community Hour” in the Sky Lounge so you can meet with the CIT fellows.

Please read the CFP, and if you have any questions, please contact Dr. George Thiruvathukal (gkt@cs.luc.edu).

We look forward to reading your proposals and sharing more about the vision of CIT in the coming months and hopefully years.