Apply for Pathways competition by June 1

The deadline for the latest round of funding applications in the Pathways to Interdisciplinary Research Centers is June 1.

Launched earlier this year, Pathways is an internal funding competition to enhance the competitiveness of interdisciplinary research teams at UNL. The program aims to foster or support interdisciplinary research teams and enhance their competitiveness for large-scale or center grants.

Applications for Phase I — one-year planning grants of $10,000 — are due June 1 and must be submitted through NUgrant ( A description and application details are available on the Office of Research and Economic Development's Internal Funding Opportunities page (

This competition is for broadly multidisciplinary teams with expertise across two or more disciplines and which leverage an integrated or holistic approach to solving complex societal problems.

Funds must be used to support interdisciplinary research teams whose work aligns with a known opportunity for obtaining competitive funding from a federal agency or a foundation. A large-scale or center grant is defined as a competitive, full facilities and administrative (F&A) cost-bearing funding opportunity of at least $1 million per year for a minimum of three years.

For more information contact Deb Hamernik at or 402-472-2851, or Noah Clayton at or 402-472-8012.

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