Strengthen and nurture interdisciplinary research involving the arts and humanities at MSU, as well as locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to conducting its own research, C4I serves as a resource for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the College of Arts & Letters and across campus, as well as for partners in the local community and across the region. It also serves as an advocate for researchers and scholars, consults with teams, provides resources for and about interdisciplinarity, and creates opportunities for training, education, networking, mentorship, visibility, and funding both on and off campus.


C4I seeks to become an international leader in the facilitation of interdisciplinary scholarship. We aim to develop relationships with funding sources that enable us to support projects on campus and in our community through grants and mentorship programs. We seek to create cutting-edge research and teaching opportunities by connecting researchers from disparate fields and locations at MSU and beyond. Through a combination of technologies, we will provide interdisciplinary researchers at MSU with information resources, venues for promoting their work, and access to funding, conference, and training opportunities. We will shape graduate education for interdisciplinary scholars, working with community partners to address complex problems. Finally, we will advocate for faculty in conversations about infrastructural issues, tenure and promotion, interdisciplinary scholarship, and careers outside of academia.