Nurturing New Ideas
The ProSEED program acts as an umbrella for several different internal seed grants in the areas of research, teaching, student life, community service and campus programming. Every member of the CMU community (faculty, students and staff) is eligible to apply for at least one ProSEED grant in order to provide seed funding for their new idea.
Available ProSEED 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: TBD
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. View the grant details.
Currently open for submissions. Submit your application here.
Submissions due by March 31, 2019
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.
The ProSEED/Crosswalk program will not have a Spring 2019 round of proposals and awards.
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 »
Last Call for Proposals: closed October, 2018
Simon Initiative seed grants support innovation at CMU in learning science research and its application to CMU courses and curricula.
Last Call for Proposals: closed February 9, 2018