Outstanding research and educational facilities attract the best and brightest students to The University of Arizona. The 15 Gradute Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) have gone through an approval process and were established by the Arizona Board of Regents. In 2015, GIDPs produced 8% of all Ph.D. degrees at the University of Arizona. More than 475 students were enrolled in a GIDP; they made more than 350 scholarly presentations and 200 publications. The Carter Travel Award and Gruener Research Travel Award provided funding to assist 26 students to travel to destinations around the world to present their research. GIDP students were hired as Graduate Teaching Assistants for 40 courses from 20 departments. Interdisciplinary excellence among faculty is enhanced through GIDPs. Faculty participating in GIDPs develop strong partnerships with academic and research institutes campus-wide, state-wide and nationally. There are approximately 700 faculty from 17 colleges actively involved in GIDPs at The University of Arizona. This strong network of cooperative relationships signifies the intellectual fusion put into practice through The University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. The participating faculty are significantly successful in obtaining NIH and NSF grants and bring prestige and recognition to the university as a research institute.