“Think, Collaborate & DO: A CMI Ideation Event” is an innovative way of bringing researchers together to generate proposals based on new and exciting collaborative projects. With ~$200,000 in available funding to support the best ideas around team science and human and animal health. We expect to fund between 5-7 awards for faculty of $15k-$50k each, 5 awards for graduate students and postdocs of $10k each, and 3 entrepreneurial supplements of $2.5k each, with additional support from Data Science Academy, Genetics & Genomics Academy, and the Integrative Sciences Initiative.


Friday, June 17th,
12:00-5:00 p.m.
McKimmon Conference & Training Center

Here’s how it works:

Register to attend
Submit your research summary poster (details below)
Registration deadline June 10th
Preview others' posters electronically. Posters will be made available June 14th.

Learn & Mingle:
Posters will be displayed unattended to allow browsing
Leave your contact info for those you'd like to meet.
Ideate & Consolidate:
Join groups and exchange ideas.

Finalize your ideas:
Plan follow-up meetings & write your proposal (details below)
Proposals due by July 22nd
Decisions made mid-August

Submit Your Proposal


Proposal details can be found here. Proposals must be related to the mission of CMI and at least one of the four research focus areas or team science aspects. Proposals due by 11:59 p.m. on July 22nd, 2022.

Please note that membership in the CMI is not required to participate. Graduate student and postdoctoral members are referred to as Associate Members. Interested in becoming a member? Fill out our membership form!

Want to learn more?

Watch Recorded Info Session

View the presentation.

Event Schedule:

12:00-1:00 Lunch & Poster Setup

1:00-1:10 Opening Remarks–Rob Dunn, Sr. Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs

1:10-1:25 Setting the Stage

1:25-2:30 Learn & Mingle

2:30-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-3:15 Remarks–Rachel Levy, Director, Data Science Academy (DSA) & Fred Gould, Director, Genetics & Genomics Academy (GGA)

3:00-4:15 Ideate & Consolidate

4:15-5:00 Finalize

Proposals due July 22nd.

Download a PDF flyer here.