Core Interest Groups (CIGs)

CICATS Core Interest Group (CIG) Awards

Not currently accepting applications.

Applications for Science Cafe funding will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Science Cafe guidelines
Science Cafe planning form

*IMPORTANT: Science Cafe funding submissions must be sent to and with the subject line: “Science Cafe Proposal Submission”

Core Interest Groups (CIGs) were developed to promote collaborative, trans-disciplinary research. The CIG concept accommodates the goal of disease agnostic research, as it allows for the spontaneous formation of new research enterprises. Investigators from all partnering institutions are encouraged to join a CIG. Approved by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), CIGs must meet stringent criteria: they must house senior as well as junior members; they must have a track record of external funding; and they must work in areas of interest that span CIGs, disciplines, or institutions. Once approved, CIGs may use CICATS resources and pilot new resources within CICATS that may be disseminated across CICATS. CIGs build on areas where the University has a strong research presence and capacity for collaborative research development, and also areas with great promise for innovative, new translational research, extending current projects, and expertise. The formation of CIGs allows researchers, practitioners, state agencies, community groups, and service organizations to work collaboratively within CICATS to advance science and practice around particular health or methodological areas. A listing of current CIGs can be found below and demonstrates the breadth of involvement and encouragement taking place in CICATS.

How to start a CIG
Information on CIG leaders and their groups

For more information about Core Interest Groups please contact Dr. Kevin Lo.