These awards are to encourage students to think across disciplinary boundaries and engage in research that is distinct from their dissertation research. Proposed research must have the support of advisors in two different departments. Two awards were made for 2017/2018. Miriam Calkins, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) will be working on “Near future projections of heat-related workers compensation injury claims in Washington State, 2020-2050” and will be advised by Kris Ebi (Global Health), Tania Busch-Isaksen (DEOHS) and Karin Bumbaco (JISAO/State Climatologists Office). Stephanie Rushley, a graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences, will be “Examining the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the Mid-Holocene using CMIP5 Models” with advising from Daehyun Kim in Atmospheric Sciences and Julian Sachs in Oceanography. The PCC will offer a similar interdisciplinary fellowship in 2017/2018.