The University of Arizona

Faculty Seed Grants

Award Cycle: Annual
Limit on Proposals per PI: An individual may participate as PI on one FSG per cycle. 
Next Due Date:
     Required Letter of Intent: March 13, 2019, 5pm MST
     Full Proposal: April 3, 2019, 5pm MST
Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2019
Award Period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Applications: Opens January 23, 2019; Accepted through UA Competition Space 

Description: Designed to jump-start worthwhile projects by providing short-term, one-time support. FSG grants provide up to $15,000 on a competitive basis and are available in three tracks:

Track 1: Early Career: proposals must lead to the generation of data for new extramural proposals or a new line of scholarship or creative activity. Proposals should describe how this funding will enable a new faculty member to develop independence.
Track 2: Mid-Career: proposals must lead to the generation of data for new extramural proposals or scholarship. Mid-career faculty interested in taking their research in a new direction, or in developing their career to lead a future research center or institute, are encouraged to apply.
Track 3: Arts, Culture & Society: proposals must advance an interdisciplinary collaboration or the generation of new data or a pilot project that will lead to new externally funded research, creative, or scholarly activities in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Proposal preparation, submission, and processing information is available in the RDI Proposal Preparation Guide (PPG) - version 3. The PPG includes requirements for the project narrative and supplemental documents; it is strongly encouraged that interested applicants read the PPG in full as proposals that do not match the PPG will be returned without review.

Solicitation specific information below supersedes information presented in the PPG.

Solicitation Specific Requirements:

1. Eligibility: In addition to the general eligibility requirements in the PPG, applicants must:

a. Track 1. Be appointed at the rank of assistant professor
b. Track 2. Be appointed at the rank of associate professor 
c. Track 3. Be clearly be performing research, creative, or scholarly activities in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Questions: resdev@email.arizona.edu

Posted January 22, 2019