Announcements Internal Grants & Awards Funding

The Office of Research announces the FY2023 cycle for the Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences: Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering.

The goal of the Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences is to enable faculty to launch new, promising lines of research for which resources are currently not available. These seed grants are intended to fund pilot research generating preliminary data that will be leveraged to compete for externally-funded grant/contract opportunities and contribute to a sustainable program of research and scholarship. Basic and applied research in the social, life, physical and engineering sciences are eligible for funding through this program. 

Tenure-track faculty at all ranks are eligible to apply, with the following exceptions:  1) Applicants may not have access to more than $15,000 in institutional or discretionary research funding (e.g. start-up, salary, or IDC returns) during the award year and 2) Tenured applicants may not have received more than $50,000 in institutional research support in the past three years (e.g. bridge funding or other matching funds).

See the guidelines at (the most up-to-date guidelines will list “Revised 12-2021” in the footer).  Answers to frequently asked questions, award conditions and other information are on the FSG FAQs page.

The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, March 1, 2022. Grants for successful applications will be awarded with start date of July 1, 2022 (FY2023).

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