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date: 14 April 2021

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This chapter focuses on the experiences of graduate students and early career academics who conduct interdisciplinary research and teaching. It offers practical advice to guide multiple participants (individuals, departments, institutions, disciplines) to navigate the benefits and challenges of participating in interdisciplinary research and teaching. The chapter concludes with reflections on the increasing calls for interdisciplinarity in the context of reduced funding for public universities and the rise of interdisciplinary programs at private liberal arts colleges.

Keywords: interdisciplinary training, benefit, challenge, doctoral student, early career, academic, institutional adaptation, future

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