The Innovation[X] Program
The Innovation[X] Program proceeds from the basic idea that productive multidisciplinary collaboration is fundamental to solving big problems. To that end, we have developed a program that brings together faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from across campus to work on year-long, research-based projects that address real-world issues. We have put out general calls for proposals, as well as more specific calls for proposals on COVID-19 response related projects.
Since our 2019-20 pilot year, the Innovation[X] Program has sponsored 31 projects with grants of $20,000 each. The projects have ranged from laser-guided weed control to on-campus food insecurity, and have directly involved over 300 students and 100 faculty. We will be able to fund 10 projects for the 2022-23 academic year. In the near future the program plans to add more topic-related calls, as well as corporate and NGO challenges.
For questions about Innovation[X], please contact Assistant Director Emily Finbow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about the student application process.
Pick Your Path
Take a look at the Innovation[X] Program and application process from the faculty and student points of view.
Or learn more about our previous I[X] teams and the exciting progress they made by visiting our virtual poster gallery, watching our I[X] videos, or visiting the past projects page.
“The requirement to connect across disciplines & colleges… from faculty to staff, graduate students, & undergraduates to attack a large and difficult problem from many perspectives and at many levels has been even more of a benefit than I expected.”