An issue has been identified with the High Priority Area Research Seed Grants submission process.
If you submitted an application for a seed grant, please resubmit your proposal by Monday, February 18 at 5 p.m.
If you have not submitted an application, you have until the deadline to submit.
About High Priority Seed Grants
The Provost and the Vice President for Research have initiated a program to invigorate the university research enterprise through targeted investment of seed research funds in high priority areas (see the examples in Figure 1). The purpose of the program is to invigorate research labs and groups with funds that would permit submission of competitive research proposals.
The seed funding grant program is closely tied with the four institutional thrusts that the Vice President for Research and the Provost have developed in consultation with college deans, and which the Chancellor has endorsed: (1) physical and cyber security, (2) drug discovery and development, (3) sustainable communities and infrastructure, and (4) accessible healthcare. Each of the thrusts is described in Figure 1, which provides the general area of emphasis and some examples. Formation of interdisciplinary research teams is encouraged to build capabilities to address these complex issues.