C4I’s Transdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program Launches


Today marks the launch of the Center for Interdisciplinarity’s Transdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program. This program will provide teams of graduate students the opportunity to work with community partners on significant problems while receiving training in transdisciplinary team research practice. Six $5,000 fellowships will be awarded to the first cohort, which will consist of two teams of three fellows. The Fellowship Program will begin in January 2019.

The community partners for the 2018-19 fellowship program are:

  • Arts Council of Greater Lansing – The team of fellows working with the Arts Council of Greater Lansing will examine the impacts of artistic/creative programming on local economic development.
     
  • MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin, Michigan – The team of fellows working with the MidMichigan Medical Centers will address issues related to opiate prescribing and use in the Clare and Gladwin communities.

Fellows will take part in an intensive short course during the first week of spring semester 2019, attend a seminar-style meeting throughout the term, and collaboratively develop final projects and papers with one’s teammates and community partner.

The Center for Interdisciplinarity is excited about working with and supporting these graduate students as they make a difference in our local communities.

Dr. Michael O'Rourke

“The Transdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to give graduate students two opportunities they rarely get in graduate school: the opportunity to conduct research in interdisciplinary teams and the opportunity to do meaningful, community-engaged work on complex problems,” said Michael O’Rourke, Interim Director of the Center for Interdisciplinarity. “The Center for Interdisciplinarity is excited about working with and supporting these graduate students as they make a difference in our local communities.”

Applications are open from now until November 1, 2018. Details and instructions on applying can be found at: http://www.cal.msu.edu/msuci/tgfp.

For more information or questions about applying for the fellowship, please contact Dr. Michael O’Rourke at orourk51@msu.edu.