Innovation Farm

During the current academic year, the Confluencenter will suspend the competition for Innovation Farm program awards.

The Confluencenter is engaged in a strategic planning process for phase 2 of operations that will commence in the fall of 2018. We will have more information by July 1, 2018.


The Innovation Farm program was designed 1) to encourage networks of interdisciplinary scholars as “working groups” and 2) to support innovative projects that enhance scholarly and artistic life at the University of Arizona. 

Working groups include faculty from the colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and other colleagues from both the university and the community.  Projects should focus on producing new interdisciplinary initiatives that lead to sustainable programs, research models, technology trials, community partnerships, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Innovation Farm projects depend on extensive collaboration and dedicated support to be successful.  Working groups should be able to use project achievements as “proof of concept” for seeking additional funding from external agencies and donors to sustain their research projects. 

The proposal deadline is March 10, 2017 (no later than 5 p.m.).