The Australian Research Council awarded the Discovery Project [DP200100376] “Developing interdisciplinary expertise in universities” a four-year grant to create a strong integrative research foundation to explain how university researchers and students develop the expertise needed to work in interdisciplinary teams and how this development can be enhanced.
This study seeks to understand the socio-material nature of interdisciplinary learning and interdisciplinary expertise in the context of epistemic cultures by addressing the following questions:
- How do research and innovation communities create interdisciplinary knowledge?
- How do interdisciplinary teams learn to function effectively?
- What personal resourcefulness enables individuals to participate in interdisciplinary work?
The team started work on the project in July 2020. The project will be completed by December 2024.