The Office of Research announces the FY2022 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. Grants are intended to fund pilot research that will generate preliminary data to leverage extramural research grant opportunities and contribute to a sustainable program of research or scholarship. Basic and applied research in the social, life, physical and engineering sciences are eligible for funding through this program. Please note changes in eligibility.
The eligibility for the FY22 cycle has been updated. 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 https://research.uga.edu/docs/policies/iga/FSG-Guidelines.pdf (the most up-to-date guidelines will list “Revised 11-2020” 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, 2021.
Successful grants will start July 1, 2021 (FY2022).