SEED Grants

President Stanley, with additional support from the Office of the Provost, sponsors the Seed Grant program for joint initiatives between scientists from Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Office of Brookhaven National Laboratory Affairs at Stony Brook University administers the program. The program solicits joint proposals in the beginning of each year for submission in early April. Winners are announced in May. The Seed Grant program has been in place for 18 years. 

Call for Proposals 2016

The Seed Grant program serves to foster collaborative efforts between scientists at the University and BNL. It is a key element for developing synergistic activities that can grow joint research programs that are aligned with the strategic plans of both institutions. For this eighteenth year a pool of up to $300K will be distributed to proposals submitted jointly by SBU and BNL scientists.

Current major strategic initiatives are in energy sciences, nuclear and high-energy physics, computational science, X-ray science, biological & life sciences, and climate science.  Proposals for BNL-SBU collaborations in other areas are also welcome. Successful proposals in areas of high interest to BNL may be eligible for matching funds from BNL.

Winning proposals are typically funded between $30k and $45k. Funds become available on July 1, 2016 and should be expended within 18 months of award; uncommitted funds will be returned to the program. All awardees will be required to provide a brief (2 page) progress report after 12 months and a brief final report (2 pages with references) on the results of the project and about the future opportunities that will become available in connection with the project.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Wednesday, April 6, 2016, by 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Selection of winning proposals will be announced in late-May 2016.


SEED Grant Winners

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