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 five years are not eligible to apply. All reporting for previous Seed Grant(s) must have been completed and on file with ORED.
  • 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. Faculty with current funding $250,000 or greater are not eligible. 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 14 months, from July 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 to coincide with the fiscal year. In limited cases the Vice President for Research may consider an exception to the standard timeline if the request is well justified. The Principal Investigator must state the anticipated start date and expected date of completion.   An award letter will be sent to the PI with their actual award dates