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Weinberg College Research Innovation Grants (W Awards)

The W awards program is an inititative to facilitate scholarly inquiry by Weinberg College faculty- including innovative new work, significant changes in research direction, and new collaborative ventures.  Applications from all the diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary spaces are welcomed and embraced by Weinberg College.

Proposals may be submitted in two categories (up to $10,000 or up to $50,000) dependent on the scope of the study.  Proposals may come from a single investigator or from a collaborative team.  We encourage applications that address issues relevant to the College’s current thematic vectors- A Data Revolution; When Cultures Meet; and The Nature of Things- but this is not a requirement, and proposals in any area of scholarly inquiry are welcome.  For more information on these thematic vectors, the W Awards and the 2016 awardees visit the Weinberg College website at

This program is currently closed and not accepting applications. The next call for proposals is anticipated to be January 2018.

2016 W Awards

2017 W Awards

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