The MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity will have a transformative impact at MSU and around the world. The Center will provide support for graduate positions, post-doctoral students, and faculty to pursue collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to research. The leaders of the future must be able to weave humanities values into scientific endeavors in ways that lead boldly toward new discoveries and enable us to effectively respond to our most difficult global challenges. The Center for Interdisciplinarity will enable Michigan State University to provide innovative educational opportunities to the citizen leaders of tomorrow.
The Center for Interdisciplinarity will focus on three areas of impact:
- leading-edge research in the field of interdisciplinarity,
- the innovative integration of arts and humanities content into major external grant proposals to the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other funding organizations, and
- the development and delivery of graduate education in interdisciplinarity that will train the next generation of citizen scholars across multiple fields of study with the skills required to address society’s most complex problems.