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ProSEED — Nurturing New Ideas

Fall 2014 Calls for Proposals

October 3, 2014:  Proposals for ProSEED/Simon Initiative Seed grants and ProSEED/BrainHub Seed Grants are now being accepted. Funding of up to $20k and $50k is available for Simon Initiative and BrainHub seed grants, respectively.  Funding is made available through the Simon Initiative and the recently announced BrainHub combined with funds from the Deans and Directors of individual academic units.  Proposals for ProSEED/Simon Initiative Seed Grants and ProSEED/BrainHub Grants are due November 14, 2014 by 11:59pm. (Click HERE for the original call for proposals.)

September 26, 2014: ProSEED announces its call for proposals from CMU students, faculty and staff for ProSEED/Crosswalk grants.  Funds, typically ranging from $500 - $2,500, may be requested to support the development of new initiatives in areas such as quality of life, service learning, student competitions, development of new courses, entrepreneurial activities and pilot projects.  Grant applications are due October 29, 2014

September 24, 2014: Proposals for ProSEED/EQT Energy Seed Funds are now being accepted as part of the Scott Energy Institute Seed Funding process.  The ProSEED/EQT Energy Seed Fund is aimed at environmental, engineering and policy research in the natural gas industry.  Proposals are due November 10, 2014. 

ProSEED/Crosswalk: Grants for Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

These grants are designed to seed a wide range of ideas to build connections and collaborations across colleges, departments, student organizations, even campuses. We want to inspire bold creativity and entrepreneurship among CMU community members, and are looking for fresh ideas that cross boundaries within and outside of the university.

Application Deadline: October 29, 2014
Read about the Spring 2014 award recipients.

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ProSEED/EQT Energy Seed Funds

EQT Foundation has provided funds for faculty aimed at seeding new projects in a wide range of energy and water-related research with connections to the natural gas industry.  Read the news announcement »

Application Deadline: November 10, 2014.

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ProSEED/Simon Initiative Seed Grants

Simon Initiative seed grants support innovation at CMU in learning science research and its application to CMU courses and curricula.

Application deadline: November 14, 2014 by 11:59pm

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ProSEED/BrainHub Seed Grants

ProSEED/BrainHub Seed funds are intended to seed innovative ideas in brain science research at the intersection of multiple disciplines.  Special consideration is given to proposals involving multiple BrainHub partner institutions.

Application deadline: November 14, 2014 by 11:59pm

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ProSEED Grants:

  • None

Other Grant Programs: