|Submission Date||May 15, 2012|
Georgia Institute of Technology
ER-19: Interdisciplinary Research in Tenure and Promotion
Office of Environmental Stewardship
Does the institution's treatment of interdisciplinary research meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description or a copy of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
Goal 2: Sustain and Enhance Excellence in Scholarship and Research Strategy 2: Support Faculty led initiatives for transformative interdisciplinary research
Interdisciplinary Centers at Georgia Tech
To stimulate cooperation in emerging areas of education and research, Georgia Tech has established a network of more than 100 centers that cut across traditional academic disciplines. Drawing upon human and technical resources throughout the university, the centers provide an interdisciplinary setting for addressing basic and applied problems of interest to government and private enterprise. They also provide a mechanism for interdisciplinary thrusts in graduate and undergraduate education.
Tech's centers involve faculty from academic colleges and from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). GTRI provides additional flexibility to research at Georgia Tech and compliments academic programs. A brief description of the majority of Georgia Tech's centers can be found through the Georgia Tech web site at http://www.gatech.edu/research/centers.html
• These are just two, out of many examples:
o RFP: Creating Energy Options (CEO) Program - Campus Energy Research Seed Funding http://www.energy.gatech.edu/rfp/
o New Collaborative Initiative Funds Interdisciplinary Research - The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience awarded $100,000 to two interdisciplinary teams under a new initiative, the Petit Bioengineering and Bioscience Collaborative Grant program, . http://www.cost.gatech.edu/news/New-Collaborative-Initiative-Funds-Interdisciplinary-Research
The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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