Each proposal will be evaluated by reviewers selected from various colleges within the UI. Because the review panel is diverse, proposers are strongly encouraged to write for a nonexpert audience. Proposers should read the Seed Grant Evaluation Sheet (below) to make sure that their proposal addresses all of the criteria.

Reviewers will assign proposals a rank of Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor. The reviewers will evaluate each proposal on the following:
  • The degree to which the proposed work will initiate or contribute to a new or early scholarly project that will support the PI’s career development. 
  • Overall quality and clarity of the proposal 
  • Degree to which the budget is reasonable and well‐justified 
The reviewers will convene as a panel to discuss proposals and make funding recommendations. The Research Council makes final funding decisions and may require modifications in the budget as a condition of funding. Award notifications are expected to be made in early April, 2013.

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