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ORSP Research Development
University of Mississippi

In February 2021, ORSP introduced “IDRUM”, a three-tiered framework for supporting Interdisciplinary Research at UM.

  1. Discovery Circles (the spark): Transactional support for gatherings or “Pop-Ups,” where scholars can interact to form new leads for interdisciplinary research (IDR);
  2. Exploration Groups (the oxygen): Short-term support for nascent groups to explore their potential to act on a common IDR interest, potentially leading to:
  3. Strike Teams (the fuel): Focused support to drive committed IDR proposal teams to grant submission.

To learn more about how you can access IDRUM support, explore this web page, or contact the ORSP Research Development team by e-mailing