Petit Institute Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program

Seed Grant Opportunities

  • Collaborative Seed Grants 
    • Three FY20 awards are available at $50,000 per year for up to two years
    • Funding period - July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021
  • NEW! Core Facility Seed Grants
    • Up to 10 awards are available
    • Funding period - July 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Submission Deadline: May 24, 2019 @ 12 midnight (EST)

Collaborative Seed Grants

The goal of the Petit Institute Seed Grant Program is to stimulate new interdisciplinary research collaborations between Petit Institute investigators. It is required to have two co-principal investigators from two different Georgia Tech colleges who have to previously worked together (no funded grants or publications together previously), and both must be primary Petit Institute faculty members. Proposal submissions should represent a new collaborative project between investigators.  A faculty member may serve as a co-principal investigator on only one award at any time. The committee will select three (3) awards for FY2020 at $50,000/year for two years; however, year two funding will be contingent on submission of a NIH R21/R01 or equivalent collaborative grant proposal within 12 to 24 months of the year one start date. Year two funding will commence following this submission. Learn more and apply.

Core Facility Seed Grants

The Petit Institute Seed Grants for Core Facilities was created to give investigators an opportunity to try out Petit Institute core facility equipment. Only one Petit Institute investigator is needed per application. Petit Institute investigators from Georgia Tech or Emory University are eligible. A list of eligible core lab equipment can be found on the proposal submission page. Up to 10 awards are available. Learn more and apply.