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ProSEED

ProSEED — Nurturing New Ideas


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.

Next Call for Proposals: Fall 2017

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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.

Most Recent Award Cycle: March/April 2017

Next Award Cycle: Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

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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 »

Call for proposals is open, due October 31, 2017.

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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.

Most Recent Award Cycle: February, 2017

Next Call for Proposals: Spring 2018

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Berkman Faculty Development Fund

The Berkman Faculty Development Fund is supported by a gift for full-time faculty members. Previously, the Berkman Faculty Development Fund was managed through Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Berkman Fund has transferred to the Office of the Provost with minimal changes.  Click here for more details.

Call for proposals is open, due October 31, 2017.

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