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Research Guidelines

Seed Grant Program for New Faculty Research


September 2011


The primary goal of this program is to provide new faculty members with funds for pilot projects that have strong potential to acquire future external funding.


This OP will be reviewed by the COHS Research Committee with recommendations for revision presented to the Dean of the COHS.


Maximum amounts of each award will be announced by the Associate Dean of Research as they are contingent on the availability of funding. Grant funds may be used toward the purchase of equipment which is directly related to a research project, travel for the purpose of data collection and meetings with potential sponsors, and for salary support of research assistants but not faculty. To initiate the process, the faculty member must submit a proposal in the format described below to the Associate Dean for Research.


Proposals are due on the last Friday of September (5:00 pm).


  1. The Associate Dean for Research will announce a call for proposals. This call indicates award amounts and due date for proposals.
  2. Prior to submitting a proposal, it is recommended that faculty members contact the Associate Dean for Research to discuss the feasibility of the project.
  3. The faculty member will prepare a proposal. This should include the COHS Faculty Seed Grant Cover Page, Budget Form, and 3-5 page Narrative. Narrative should include:
    1. General research topic
    2. Research problem
    3. Research objectives
    4. Research methods
    5. Expected results and dissemination
    6. Institutional support, personnel, and equipment
    7. Timetable for completion of project


Faculty who receive awards will receive an award letter which will specify the award amount, the final date by which all funds must be spent, the account number which has been set up for the project funds, and dates for submitting Interim and Final Reports.


Faculty Seed Grant Proposal Cover Page

Faculty Seed Grant Proposal Budget

Faculty Research Seed Grant Interim/Final Report