To promote multidisciplinary research collaborations, the institute hosts monthly research group seminars organized around diversity and equity in the context of:
- Learning and Work
At these meetings, Five College faculty from a variety of disciplines, departments, and colleges, present their research, seek feedback, and look for new collaborators. Over 300 faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are affiliates in one or more of the institute's research groups.
This stimulating exchange of ideas launches new collaborations. Some of these new teams were awarded seed grants from the Institute of Diversity Sciences to pursue pilot projects that can be leveraged in the future to seek larger external research grants on equity.