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Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 114
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Email:
IACUC@uidaho.edu
IBC@uidaho.edu
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Phone: 208-885-6162

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Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

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Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 103
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Phone: 208-885-4550

Fax: 208-885-4550

Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:
Water Center Suite 324
Boise, Idaho

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front St., Suite 324
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4568

Email: janajones@uidaho.edu

Office of Research and Economic Development Seed Grant Program Purpose

The Seed Grant program is sponsored by the University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development. The program’s objectives are to promote research, outreach and creative activities in all branches of learning that will improve competitiveness for external funding and/or which will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances appropriate to the PI’s discipline. The primary purpose of the program is to support early career faculty establishing a scholarly program; early career faculty are those who have been at the U of I 5 years or less and/or are still Assistant Professors. Proposals that support a change in direction for established investigators will also be considered, but must be well-justified.

The Seed Grant award winners for 2017 have been announced. Their abstracts are available under 2017 Funded Proposals.

The Request for Proposals for the 2018 Seed Grants will be posted in late 2017.

Guidelines

  • 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 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. Faculty with current funding $250,000 or greater, including start-up funding, are not eligible. The PI must provide a list of currently funded projects and must clearly justify that the proposed project is distinct from currently funded work. Proposals that do not specifically address this distinction will be returned without review.

  • The Seed Grant funding period is from May 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. The Principal Investigator must state the anticipated start date and expected date of completion of the project.

Proposals are due to the Office of Research and Economic Development by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Research and Faculty Development Team (RFD Team; ored-rfdteam@uidaho.edu) is the contact for the program. Proposals must be submitted through the U of I’s Electronic Internal Proposal Routing System (EIPRS), which enables electronic routing and signatures of your proposal. The entire application package should be loaded into EIPRS as a single PDF file. Please add your college or departmental grant administrator and Larissa LaBolle, Fiscal Operations Manager, Office of Research and Economic Development, as editors on your proposal. Because 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.

  • Begin the Title with: "Seed Grant:"
  • Sponsor name: Select "Other" and enter "ORED"
  • How submitting: Select "electronic"
  • Budget page: No F&A, no cost share required
  • Please upload your Seed Grant application as a single PDF file under "Attachment Full Proposal"
  • Please add your Departmental Grant Administrator (DGA) and Larissa LaBolee, ORED Fiscal Operations Manager, as editors on your proposal.

Use single spacing, one-inch margins and a font size of 12 pt. Do not include extra materials. Proposals that do not follow these guidelines will be returned without review. 

  1. Cover Sheet (1 Page): Complete the cover sheet included in this application packet. In EIPRS, please begin the title with “Seed Grant:” This will assist with tracking the proposal through EIPRS. For Sponsor, please select “U of I Office of Research and Economic Development.” Signatures of PI(s), departmental administrator(s), and college dean(s) will be processed electronically via EIPRS. All signatures must be obtained through EIPRS by the 5:00pm deadline in order for the proposal to be considered complete and on time. Please note that your College may have an internal deadline for proposal submission and routing, to ensure that there is adequate time for Departmental and College level review and approval.

  2. Abstract (1 Page): Provide a brief (limited to 200 words), non-technical description of the problem, work to be performed and expected outcome.

  3. Narrative (2 Pages): PIs are encouraged to follow the structure below.
    • Provide an introduction to the proposed scholarly or creative activity, including brief context or background.
    • Explain how the project will contribute to the PI’s field and professional development.
    • Present specific objectives and methods and how they will be completed during the funding period.
    • Describe the expected outcomes and the deliverables that will result from the scholarly activity. This may include publications, exhibition/performance, patents, awards, etc.
    • If applicable, identify the external funding agency(ies) to which you will submit a proposal for follow up funding.
    • If the PI has other funding, including start-up funds, > $25,000, include a list of currently funded projects in the Biographical Information and describe the special circumstances that may justify a Seed Grant award.

  4. Bibliography/References Cited. This will not be counted towards the 2 page limit.

  5. Budget Form: The budget must be reasonable and justified with detailed itemization. The resources needed to complete the project should be described. This may include resources already available (e.g., laboratory equipment, computational resources, performance space, etc) and resources to be funded by the Seed Grant.

    PI’s should work with their departmental grant administrator when developing the budget.

    Faculty who have been at the University less than 5 years must describe how their start-up funds contributed (or will contribute) to the proposed project. If the PI did not receive start-up funds, they should state that. Allowable expenses include, for example, expendable supplies, capital outlay (e.g., software, computer, equipment, etc.) and travel to conduct research. Funds may be used for partial support of undergraduate or graduate students. Up to one month of PI summer salary is allowed. Travel to professional meetings is limited to $500 and must be justified as related to the project’s outcomes. The maximum award is $12,000. Budgets that exceed the maximum amount will be returned without review. Because these are internal funds, no Facilities and Administration fees (F&A) will be assessed on these awards.


  6. Biographical Information: (up to 3 Pages): Please include:
    • Field and date of investigator's highest degree.
    • Date of initial appointment as a faculty member at U of I.
    • Present academic rank.
    • Publications, exhibitions/performances and patents during past five years.
    • Proposals submitted and funding received during the past five years.

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Phone: 208-885-6689

Email: vpresearch@uidaho.edu

Web: ORED

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 114
Moscow, ID  83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3010
Moscow, ID  83844-3010

Email:
IACUC@uidaho.edu
IBC@uidaho.edu
IRB@uidaho.edu
ored-export@uidaho.edu
rcr@uidaho.edu
uifcoi@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6162

Web: ORA Website

Map

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 103
Moscow, ID  83843

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3020
Moscow, ID  83844-3020

Phone: 208-885-6651

Fax: 208-885-4990

Email: osp@uidaho.edu

Web: OSP Website

Map

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall 103
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Phone: 208-885-4550

Fax: 208-885-4550

Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu

Web: OTT Website

Map

Physical Address:
Water Center Suite 324
Boise, Idaho

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front St., Suite 324
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4568

Email: janajones@uidaho.edu