Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: How to Develop and Manage a Successful Program

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:00 Noon
McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020

A Panel Presentation by:

Barbara Harthorn, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies,
Alan Liu, Professor of English, and
Mike Goodchild, Professor of Geography

Developing an effective interdisciplinary collaborative project involves more time, resources, management, and communication than the average research program.  This workshop will help researchers anticipate and overcome the challenges, including:

  • finding funding opportunities for interdisciplinary research
  • how build an effective team and what to look for in a team leader
  • integrating diverse theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches in a single proposal
  • communicating across the disciplines – developing a shared language and team culture
  • time management
  • administrative expectations
  • weighing the overall benefits and pitfalls of interdisciplinary collaborative research

Our panel of experienced collaborative researchers will discuss best practices and real life examples of what has (and hasn’t) worked for them.

Sponsored by the Office of Research, ISBER, and the IHC.


Arrive at 11:45 for light lunch and refreshments.