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Various opportunities exist for University of Utah faculty members to facilitate discussions and workshops to further their research interests and collaborate with other colleagues. The Tanner Humanities Center annually funds Research Interest Groups as well as various interdisciplinary programs through our co-sponsorship program. We are always interested in hearing of new initiatives.

Research Interest Groups

Tanner Humanities Center Faculty Research Interest Groups (RIGs) foster in-depth research and collegiality in a small group setting to enhance faculty development among humanists at the University of Utah, drawing together scholars and teachers mainly from the College of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Fine Arts, Architecture, and Law. Recent groups have come together to examine environmental studies, religious studies, and European studies.

The group (for at least 5-10 persons) may use the funds to bring in a scholar to present a talk (open to the group alone or to a wider audience of faculty, students and the public), to create a new and necessary bibliography, to collaborate on a volume or a series, to visit a relevant research archive, or to plan an academic conference; many other research-related activities are imaginable.  We ask the group to avoid requesting RIG support for activities that are directly related to the development of curriculum, but to instead focus on work that directly enhances their own interdisciplinary research and networking. At the end of the academic year, the faculty representative of each RIG is required to write a report to the Tanner Center on their group's activities.

If you are interested in proposing a faculty Research Interest Group, please contact Bob Goldberg, Director, Tanner Humanities Center at (801) 581-8844 or You can also click here to download the Research Interest Group application

Last Updated: 2/22/19