The C4I Small Grants Program is designed to launch imaginative, innovative, and explicitly inter- or transdisciplinary projects that center the arts and/or humanities. C4I understands ‘inter- or transdisciplinary’ to refer to projects that either combine different ways of knowing from within the academy (i.e., interdisciplinary) or from both within the academy and from outside of it (i.e., transdisciplinary).

 There are two types of small grants: seed grants, which we expect to lead to future inter- or transdisciplinary efforts that expand project outcomes, and art-science project development grants, which provide an opportunity for genuine art-science collaboration that fosters deep connections and collaborations between artists and scientists and is meaningful for all the artists and scientists involved. Projects must have a C4I Affiliate Faculty Member as the project leader.

C4I has identified the 2022 cohort of Small Grants Program awardees. We list them below by title and Principal Investigator, with links to further information.

Seed Grants

 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Infant Growth and Development in Mexico: The Role of Structural, Sociocultural, and Biological Factors, Professor Megan Dean (Philosophy), Principal Investigator

BranchOut: Tree Centered Community Performance, Professor Alison Dobbins (Theatre), Principal Investigator

Unsettling Start-Up Ecosystems: Geographies, Mobilities, and Transnational Practices in the Palestinian and Israeli Start-Up Ecosystems, Professor Steven Fraiberg (Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures), Principal Investigator

Art-Science Project Development Grant

Cairns Art-Science: A Place-Based Dark Skies Collaborative Experience, Professor Lissy Goralnik (Community Sustainability), Principal Investigator