The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is accepting proposals for funding to supplement or extend planned research leave for faculty. ICAT will provide semester matching funds to home departments that can be used to extend research leave by a semester for faculty pursuing a range of transdisciplinary activities including creative projects, pilot studies, feasibility studies, or preliminary research. ICAT will also provide $5,000 in funding to support undergraduate student research.

It is expected that the research leave funded by ICAT will help advance ICAT’s mission of addressing complex challenges through networks of people and advanced technology as well as support its focus on process including education, arts and design integration, and the translation of research into practice.

Tenured faculty members, or faculty members on continued appointment, with the rank of assistant professor or higher, holding full-time faculty appointments and having accrued a minimum of six years of service, are eligible to request research leave from their home departments in accordance with university faculty policies.

Submission deadline is December 8, 2020, at 5 p.m.

There are various ICAT funding opportunities currently available. Explore all opportunities and find submission details online