ProSEED - Carnegie Mellon University

ProSEED — Nurturing New Ideas

NEWS: Berkman Faculty Development Fund

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.


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: Late Fall 2016

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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.

For more information for the fall 2016 round, please check the website at the end of August.

Proposals Due: October 31, 2016

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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 »

Next Call for Proposals:  Late October 2016

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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.

Next Call for Proposals: Late Fall 2016

Information Sessions: January, 2017

Proposals Due: February, 2017

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Berkman Faculty Development Fund

The Berkman Faculty Development Fund is supported by a gift for full-time faculty members.

Proposals Due: October 14, 2016

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ProSEED Grants:

  • Crosswalk Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2016
  • Berkman Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

Other Grant Programs: