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Seed Grants


The ISU Office for Research Faculty Seed Grant Program is intended to encourage new junior level faculty, as well as existing faculty who are refocusing their research programs, to develop research, scholarly, or creative programs that provide the potential extramural funding and long term professional development. Successful proposals will provide data to support proposals for external funding. Proposals will be accepted from all eligible faculty across all colleges and departments.



Internal Grant Competition Budget Template


NSF Biosketch

NSF Current, Pending and Past Support


Important Yearly Dates and Deadlines 

The dates below are yearly. 


March 5th **

Seed grant proposal due to Office for Research Sponsored Programs

April 1st (approx.)

Award Notifications

May 10th (approx.)

Revised budget and Scope of Work (if required) to Sponsored Programs Award begin date.


May 15th (approx.)

Award begin date.

**Proposals must be submitted through the Internal Grants submission portal by 11:59pm. The portal can be found on the Office of Sponsored Programs Internal Grant Competitions webpage.   


Seed Grant Application Submission Portal

Please submit your application here.


If you have any questions concerning the guidelines or the proposal and review process, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs & Support, within the Office for Research: Dave Harris ( and/or Steve Wright (

Previously funded Seed Grants

CoSE Plant Virus Detection using Multi-Agent Robotic Sensing and Learning Collaborative System
COB Assessing the Value and Current State of Health Information Technology In Rural Idaho Healthcare Organizations
CoSE A New Approach to Post Detonation Nuclear Forensics
KDHS Inhibiting the Activated Renin-Angiotensin System in an Advanced Form of Osteosarcoma
KDHS Father Involvement over time: Experiences of Father who parented their NICU infants
CAL Ziran: China’s Changing Concept of Nature & Environmental Impacts
KDHS Computational Toxicity Scoring with Big Data: A First Step Towards Rapid Assessment of Drug-Induced Serotonin Toxicity
CAL Women in European and Middle Eastern Parliaments: who is in and who is left out?
CAL Formerly Incarcerated Individuals' Narratives of Reentry and Reintegration
CoSE Mapping Idaho's Ecosystem Services
CoSE Urban Storm-water Quantity and Quality
CAL Faculty Chamber Music Series: An Original Work in the Steampunk Aesthetic
KDHS Investigation of the FAS-II Enzyme, FabK, as a Druggable Target for C, Difficile
CoSE Tensile Capacity of Post-installed Concrete Anchors Exposed to Prolonged Nuclear Radiation
CAL Creation and Initial Validation of the Idaho Test of Accurate Person Perception
COB A Consumer Perspective on Health IT Systems
KDHS Insect like AChBP's