OVPR Research Seed Awards

Letter of Intent (Required): Monday, October 2, 2023 (12:00 p.m. noon) via 2024 Seed LOI google form 
Full Proposal: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 (5 p.m.) via UFunds  

Category 1 Award: up to $50,000 for proposals with a single PI. 

Category 2 Award:  up to $100,000 for a group of two or more PIs from distinctly different disciplines who are initiating a new collaboration with the goal to establish an ongoing, long-term connection across disciplines that is expected to lead to substantial external research funding through multi-investigator or center types of grants. 

Research Seed Funds are intended to support activities necessary to advance competitive research proposals, such as performing preliminary work and facilitating collaboration. It is expected that a competitive proposal for a sizable project will be submitted to an external funding organization within a year of the completion of the Research Seed Fund period. 

2024 OVPR Seed Guidelines

Questions? Please contact: [email protected]