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Cross-Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research (CDIUR)

The Cross-Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program is a program involving  undergraduate research that emphasizes students and faculty working together from diverse disciplines.  The research program will run for 12 weeks from May 5 - July 25.

All student and faculty participants are required to attend the opening reception on Monday, May 5, 2014.

This program involves one group of three faculty member from three different disciplines.  This 'research cluster' will meet informally in the spring semester in preparation for more intensive summer work.  Faculty members will select one research student from their own disciplines.  Faculty and students will work on the project throughout the summer and use the fall semester to draw the project to a conclusion, including possible dissemination of a research product at a conference.  Each group will be required to present their research at Pepperdine's annual Undergraduate Research banquet in Spring 2015.  A brief report should be submitted to the Associate Dean for Research (via email to ) by August 11, 2014 describing the research activities that took place during the summer.

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research will provide a $4,200 summer stipend for each of the three faculty members and a $2,200 summer stipend for each student.

Each interested faculty group should submit a 2-3 page proposal indicating who the faculty participants would be and the general topic that the group will address.  Briefly indicate the plans for meeting as a group in the spring and how the group will work together in the summer.  Please have each participating faculty member sign the proposal.  Names of students do not have to be provided at this time.

Please submit proposals for this project as well as a current C.V. for each participating faculty member to Katy Carr in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives by email () by January 24, 2014 (NEW DEADLINE).  Decisions on awards will be made and notification letters sent by the end of March.