Seed Grant Program for Multidisciplinary Research
DATE OF LAST REVIEW:
Describe the CoHS Seed Grant Program for Multidisciplinary Research, the steps necessary
for obtaining funding for such projects, and the expectations/procedures for reporting
This OP will be reviewed by May 1 of each even-numbered year by the CoHS Research
Committee with recommendations for revision presented to the Dean of the CoHS.
Contingent on the availability of funding from the TTU Office of Research Services
and/or the Vice President for Research, CoHS may have funds to support multidisciplinary
research. The intent of this program is to provide faculty members with funds for
pilot projects with the potential to contribute to the understanding and betterment
of the economic, community, or human development. The project must have the potential
to be leveraged to acquire future external funding. Because this grant program is
designed to encourage collaboration across disciplines, at least one of the co-principal
investigators must be external to CoHS. Other investigators from within the CoHS faculty
members may be affiliated with the same or different programs and departments within
The maximum amount of each award is $10,000. Grant funds cannot be used to pay faculty
salaries, to purchase general office equipment, or to cover travel costs other than
those related to data collection. To initiate the process, a faculty member must submit
a proposal in the format described below to the Assistant Dean for Research.
PROCEDURE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
In years in which funds are available, the Assistant Dean for Research will announce
a call for proposals. This call will indicate the due date for proposals.
Prior to submitting a proposal, it is recommended that faculty members contact the
Assistant Dean for Research to discuss the feasibility of the project.
The faculty member will prepare a proposal. This should include the CoHS Multidisciplinary
Research Seed Grant Cover Page
, Budget Form
, and a 3-5 page Narrative.
The proposal will follow the format below.
a. Cover page with the signature of the CoHS faculty member initiating the application
and his/her department chairperson.
b. Narrative should be three to five pages double spaced, excluding budget and other
supporting materials and include:
- Introduction, aims, and objectives
- Statement on the project’s goals in relation to human or economic development and
potential benefits of the findings to a particular industry, community, or basic science
- Description of the proposed methodology and the results expected from the project
- Estimated timeline including estimated date of completion for each major step of the
- Explanation of how this project will help launch future proposals for external funds
from private or public funding sources, programs, or agencies; it is expected that at least one proposal for external funding will be submitted within
the year following the ending date of the grant
- Conclusion focusing on the project’s unique features along with strengths of a multidisciplinary
The CoHS Research Committee will review and rank all funding applications to determine
which proposals will be funded. Funding will be dependent on availability of funds.
Award funds must be spent or encumbered by August 31 of the year the funds are awarded.
A brief interim report
will be required and submitted to the Assistant Dean for Research on the date stated
on the award letter. A final report
on funded activities must be submitted to the Assistant Dean for Research by August
31, one funded year after the completion of the project. This report must include
a summary of current and potential proposals for external funding.
Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant Proposal Cover Page
Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant Proposal Budget
Multidisciplinary Seed Grant Interim/Final Report