The Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures was created to catalyze and support bold collaborations that will foster the future of scholarly inquiry.

Our goal is to nurture work that pushes the boundaries of faculty creativity — work that allows us to see what new academic possibilities may exist and thrive.

To this end, we offer a funding framework for experimentation, prototyping, and incubating multi-year transdisciplinary research and learning clusters across Arts & Sciences. 

Join us as we uncover novel research and educational models that offer transformative directions for Arts & Sciences, Washington University, and all of higher education. 

We are now evaluating pre-proposals for our first series of cluster funding! Stay tuned for more details.

Learn about the submission and review process
Two people collaborating at computers

A Signature Initiative

The Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures is a signature initiative of the Arts & Sciences strategic plan.

Learn more about the plan