Interdisciplinary Research Grant

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Grant is to encourage faculty to work creatively and collaboratively with scholars outside their specializations to generate insights into the dynamics of rural life through partnerships with rural Kansas communities or with the potential to improve the quality of life for rural Kansas residents. These insights might relate to rural economies, social structures, health outcomes, education, transportation, politics, community identity and memory, demographics and/or the environment.

We especially value proposals that engage K-State 105 and address Imperative 3 (provide applied learning experiences for K-State students), Imperative 4 (grow interdisciplinary research), and Imperative 7 (are positive a force for Kansans) in the 2030 Strategic Plan.

View the flyer below for more detailed information.

Interested in applying for next year's grant?
Send the completed Pre-Proposal Guidelines by email to by the last Friday in October.

IRG Flyer