Postdoctoral Seed Grant

Postdoctoral Seed Award and tshirt


These competitive grants provide postdoctoral scholars a valuable opportunity to apply for research funding in the role of a principal investigator. Postdoctoral scholars are expected to develop independent research, and this grant is an opportunity to gain experience doing so.


All postdoctoral scholars with established salary support for the duration of their proposed project are eligible for this award. The number of available seed grants that are funded vary by year. A minimum of three awards will be funded each year.

Funded Proposals


Grant recipients will be expected to submit a report describing in what ways the seed grant advanced the proposed research, results generated, and any publications. Any published work resulting from this seed grant should acknowledge the support.

Applications for this award are accepted each spring semester. Details for submission will be updated each year in March.

2023 Proposal information and formatting guidelines PDF

Example of a Funded Seed Grant Proposal

Previous Recipients

Dr. Sajjad Abdullajintakam
Dr. Radwa Barakat
Dr. Faranak Beigmohammadi
Dr. Damilola Olatunji
Dr. Md Abdullah All Sourav
Dr. Mengying Zhang
Dr. Fabian Diaz
Dr. Elizabeth Elliott
Dr. Ankit Joshi
Dr. Joffrey Mejias
Dr. Qi Mu
Dr. Krishna Sharma
Dr. Jorge Alves Audino
Dr. Kelsey E. Fisher
Dr. Quang H. Luu
Dr. Balaji Sesha Sarath Pokuri
Dr. Amber E. Witherby
Dr. Jien Zhang
Dr. A B Haque
Dr. Weizhuo Shi
Dr. Shawana Tabassum
Dr. Shujun Ou
Dr. Colleen Pappas
Dr. Lotte Van Dammen
Dr. Angelique Brellenthin
Dr. Laure Brimbal
Dr. Carter A. Lea
Dr. Fei Liu
Dr. Gabriella McLoughlin
Dr. Timothy Morgan
Dr. Hyeong Sun Kwon
Dr. Zhen Yu