The Young Scholars Interdisciplinary Forum (YSIF) is a biannual event open to current Fox School faculty and PhD students for seed funding grants to undertake novel interdisciplinary research projects. The traditional YSIF seed funding grants in the amount of $500 to $5,000, with an annual amount of $50,000, will be available for proposal submission groups seeking small or medium outside funding grants.
The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs and Strategic Initiatives within the Fox School believes that these seed-funding grants encourage and support early stages of interdisciplinary collaborative research. Selection criteria for funding amounts are based on the particular needs of the research, as well as the proposal group’s plans for seeking additional funding sources – both from within Temple University and from outside sources. Future plans for conference presentations or submissions to specific journals will also be considered.