Trifecta seeks to stimulate new or emerging interdisciplinary research collaborations between faculty in the colleges of Communication Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing at MSU. Pilot funding will be used to help create innovative, interdisciplinary research projects that will lead to increased applications and successes in external funding, presentations and publications, and visibility for the Trifecta initiative at MSU.
Improving health outcomes and healthcare organization and delivery (including enhanced outcomes, reduced and stabilized costs, and improved access) are significant societal issues, especially in populations experiencing health disparities. The complexity of delivery models, diversity of populations, existence of large-scale societal inequalities, and development of healthcare solutions require interdisciplinary approaches to make advances in these areas.
The Colleges of Communication Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing at Michigan State University have joined forces to create a Trifecta-a winning partnership of three innovative colleges. With support and investment from all three colleges, MSU’s provost, and vice-president for research and graduate studies (VPRGS), Trifecta is a launch-pad for groundbreaking interdisciplinary projects that will develop cutting-edge computing and communication technologies to improve health care and outcomes and address health disparities.
A maximum of $10,000 per project is available. Eligible expenses include: support for graduate or undergraduate research assistants, supplies needed to conduct the research, course releases, travel for data collection, incentives for participants, and other expenses that are needed to carry out the proposed research activities.
To be eligible to apply for the Trifecta Pilot Funding Grant Award, investigators must:
Application Procedure: To apply, please submit the following as one PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Deadline for Applications: Friday, September 30, 2016
Awards will be Announced: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
To learn more about Trifecta, visit our website: http://trifecta.msu.edu/.
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If you have questions regarding Trifecta or the Pilot Funding Program, please contact:
Director, MSU-Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research
Professor, Department of Media & Information