Interdisciplinary Innovation Forums

Illustration of a key that could also be a lightbulb or a computer power button.Interdisciplinary research is a key to unlocking the future. The world's biggest problems will be solved through the collaboration of faculty, staff, and students in a variety of academic fields. The College is dedicated to developing and supporting these efforts.

The Interdisciplinary Innovation Forums provide opportunities for faculty members across the UAB campus to network with each and with external entities to promote innovation, transformation, and excellence in our research programs. Participating faculty come from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Education, Business, Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry, and Public Health. Other participants come from the UAB Research Foundation (UABRF) and Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA).

Be a Part of the Future

The College is now soliciting Interdisciplinary Team Proposals. Available awards will be valued at up to $30,000 for a maximum duration of up to one year.

Three Graduate Entrepreneurship Awards worth $10,000 each will be awarded in 2014. All MS and PhD students currently enrolled in the College are invited to apply for these awards.

Participation is a key ingredient to the future success of the forums. Presentations and other materials from past forums are available on this site. Researchers are invited to propose future topics for discussion and research.

To learn more about the CAS Interdisciplinary Innovation Forums, contact:

Yogesh K. Vohra
Professor & University Scholar; Associate Dean
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(205) 934-6662