Eligibility and Restrictions

  • All faculty members with 25% or greater of their time allocated to Scholarship and Creative Activities on their position descriptions are eligible to apply. This includes Extension faculty, faculty whose terminal degree is not a PhD (e.g., Law), Research, Library and Clinical faculty. A faculty member may participate in or submit only one seed grant proposal per year. 
  • Those who have current Seed Grants or have received seed grants in the past three years are not eligible to apply. 
  • Faculty who have current grant funding over $25,000 from any source are not eligible to apply unless the Seed Grant project will be distinct from the currently funded work. The PI must provide a list of currently funded projects and must clearly and explicitly justify that the proposed project is distinct from currently funded work. Proposals that do not specifically address this distinction will be returned without review. 
  • Seed Grants are made for a period of one year, generally from July 1 to August 31 to coincide with the fiscal year. However, in some cases the vice president may consider an exception to the standard timeline if the request is well justified. The Principal Investigator should state the anticipated start date and expected date of completion. An award letter will be sent to the PI with their actual award dates.

Proposal Submission

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. Please submit proposals through the UI’s Electronic Internal Proposal Routing System (EIPRS) at www.sites.uidaho.edu/osp. EIPRS allows your proposal file(s) to be uploaded as a PDF, and enables electronic routing and signatures. Please note that, since this is an internal grant program, the proposal will not need to be reviewed by your Sponsored Program Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Sarah Koerber (skoerber@uidaho.edu), Proposal Development Specialist, Office of Research and Economic