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Seed Grants

Purpose 

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.

Guidelines

Faculty-Seed-Grant-Competition-Guidelines

Internal Grant Competition Budget Template

Internal-Grant-Routing-Form

NSF Biosketch

NSF Current, Pending and Past Support

 

Important Yearly Dates and Deadlines 

The dates below are yearly. 

 

March 21st **

Seed grant proposal due to Office for Research Sponsored Programs

April 25th (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.

Questions 

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 (harrdave@isu.edu) and/or Steve Wright (wrigstep@isu.edu).

Previously funded Seed Grants

Samantha  Blatt Anthropology CAL TRANScending Jane and John Doe: Informed Strategies and Capacity Building for Forensic Identification of Transgender and Non-Binary Decedents
Sarah Ebel Anthropology CAL Barriers and Opportunities for adaptation to socio-ecological change: Mapping exclusion and environmental privilege in Teton Valley, Idaho
Laura Ahola-Young Art CAL Art and Science Collaboration
Curt Anderson Biological Sciences CoSE The role of mindfulness in cognitive efforts to improve neuroplasticity and ultimately academic outcomes
Devaleena Pradhan Biological Sciences CoSE Mechanisms regulating phenotypic plasticity in a highly social hermaphroditic fish
Benjamin Crosby Geosciences CoSE Detecting Topographic Change in Yellowstone: Landslides, Faults and Volcanoes...Oh My!
Irene van Woerden Community and Public Health KDHS Alternative high school students social network and health behaviors and outcomes
Daniel LaBrier Physics, Nuclear, & Electrical Engineering CoSE Development of a Thermal Stress and Fatigue Center at Idaho State University
Talia Sierra Physician Assistant Studies KDHS Exploring Burnout in Physician Assistants and Physician Assistant Students
Paul Stonaha Physics, Nuclear, & Electrical Engineering CoSE Exploring Photonic Properties of Non-Uniform Porous Anodic Alumina Membranes
Danny Xu Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences KDHS A Novel Zebrafish Model for Studying Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Solomon Leung Civil & Environmental Engineering CoSE Fast Response Biosensor for Detection of COVID-19 DNA
Melika Shirmohammadi Organizational Learning & Performance COE Challenges and Strategies of Combining Work and Home during COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Dual-Earner Parents with School-age Children
Kathleen Diehl Theatre & Dance CAL Creativity, community and wellness: An exploration of the relationship between phenomenology, dance, and laban movement analysis
Prabha  Awale Pharmacy KDHS Depleted microglia and neural development in a valproic acid model of autism
Kumari Kavita  Sharma Chemistry COSE Fundamental study on desulfurization of petroleum using synthesized novel ionic liquid and betaines moieties
Philip Homan Library   The equine middle passage of the transatlantic horse trade: American horses and mules for the anglo-boer war
Evan Papa PT/OT KDHS Influence of gender disparities on mobility and fall risk following community based group exercise in Parkinson’s disease
Terry Ownby Communication , Media, & Persuasion CAL Hidden in plain view: the missile next door
Srinath Pashikanti Pharmacy KDHS Discovery, synthesis of probes targeting sphingomyelin synthase, a crucial enzyme involved in ceramide metabolism
Anish Sebastian Mechanical Engineering CoSE Plant Virus Detection using Multi-Agent Robotic Sensing and Learning Collaborative System
Velma Payne Health Informatics COB Assessing the Value and Current State of Health Information Technology In Rural Idaho Healthcare Organizations 
Dan Dale Physics CoSE A New Approach to Post Detonation Nuclear Forensics
Ali Habashi Biomedical & Pharm Sciences KDHS Inhibiting the Activated Renin-Angiotensin System in an Advanced Form of Osteosarcoma
Gina Clarkson Nursing KDHS Father Involvement over time: Experiences of Father who parented their NICU infants
Elizabeth Brunner Comm, Media, Persuasion CAL Ziran: China’s Changing Concept of Nature & Environmental Impacts