The Director’s Fund contributes essential support (up to $1,500) for short-term projects that are interdisciplinary and collaborative. The Director’s Fund for Excellence gives awards to projects that do the following:
- Deliver campus-wide results, such as symposia, conferences and workshops that are attended and organized by colleagues (including students) from multiple departments and/or colleges;
- Focus on interdisciplinarity by either utilizing interdisciplinary methodologies or, in the case of a conference, providing a platform for scholars to share their interdisciplinary research.
By providing financial backing to conferences, symposia, public engagement events, visiting researchers and speakers, Confluencenter proudly embraces its mission to serve as a campus-wide research institute dedicated to creative inquiry across all disciplines. The Confluencenter Proposal applications are submitted during the academic year. The Confluencenter will review proposals that are received and will be notified in a timely manner.