Got an Interdisciplinary Research idea? GSIRI wants to fund it! Submit your ideas by September 25

The Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (GSIRI), funded by Dean Don Pope-Davis, offers EHE graduate students an opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary research. The chief mission of GSIRI is to enhance collaboration, creation, and contribution amongst diverse graduate student burgeoning expertise in order to address the pressing educational issues that exist in our society.

This is the 4th year of the program, and we once again have $10,000 available to foster graduate student-led interdisciplinary research across EHE. Former participants have described GSIRI as “the most formative academic experience” they’ve had during their time at OSU, and we want to extend the same opportunity to YOU! GSIRI provides a wonderful chance for you to accelerate the development of your research skills and pursue your passion projects. To read more about the program and to see what projects were funded in previous years go to

What do we need from you? Submit a short summary of a research idea that you would like to assemble an interdisciplinary team to work on and specify the types of skills and subject area specialties that you are looking to recruit. Alternatively, browse the list of submitted ideas to see if there’s a team you’re interested in joining and contact the team leader!

The deadline for idea submissions is September 25 (and submitting an idea before the proposal is required for your team to be considered for the grant). Submitting your idea prior to the deadline will give you greater exposure to potential team members and is highly recommended.

If you have any questions, please send your inquiries to Julie Fitz at

Warm Regards,

The GSIRI Team

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