Seeding USU Research Growth

The overall goal of the Office of Research seed grant program is to increase external funding success at USU. It is intended to support new, innovative lines of research with the potential for external funding. The seed grant program is not bridge funding, nor is it intended to fund existing lines of research.

Questions? Contact Jeri Hansen at jerilyn.hansen@usu.edu or (435) 797-3437.

Seed Grant Program Workshop
Each fall semester, the Office of Research holds a seed grant program workshop to help potential applicants understand the program and learn application best practices. Materials from the fall 2022 workshop (agenda, slides, recording) can be accessed in Box.

Prerequisite
Applicants must complete the faculty grant writing seminar to be eligible for the seed grant program.

Program Eligibility Funding Dates Outcome
Grant-Writing Experience Through Mentorship (GEM) Faculty appointment as defined in USU Policy 401, with less than 4 years in rank

Completion of the faculty grant writing seminar
1 year

$10,000 max
Cycle 1 - June 15
Cycle 2 - January 15

Check with college to determine internal review due dates
Develop and submit an external grant proposal within 3 months of GEM award end date.

Resubmission is encouraged if external proposal is not funded.
Research Catalyst (RC) Faculty appointment as defined in USU Policy 401

Completion of the faculty grant writing seminar
1 year

$5,000 min - $30,000 max
Cycle 1 - June 15
Cycle 2 - January 15

Check with college to determine internal review due dates
Develop and submit an external grant proposal within 3 months of RC award end date.

Resubmission is encouraged if external proposal is not funded.
Integrated Team Research (ITR) Team must be three PIs minimum, two of which must be at USU and hold faculty appointments as defined in USU Policy 401

Completion of the faculty grant writing seminar
Up to 2 years

$100,000 max
Cycle 1 - June 15
Cycle 2 - January 15

Check with college to determine internal review due dates
Develop and submit an external grant proposal of $1 million+ within 3 months of ITR award end date.

Resubmission is encouraged if external proposal is not funded.