President Stanley, with additional support from Brookhaven Science Associates and the Stony Brook Collaborative Research Alliance, sponsors the Seed Grant program for joint initiatives between scientists from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor 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 by around April 1. Winners are announced in early May. Typical proposal sizes are between $30,000 and $50,000. Funds are expected to be spent within 18 months. More detail is provided in the tab at left. The Seed Grant program has been in place for 13 years. The 2012 Seed Grant campaign invested $300,000 for cutting edge research attracting about 30 exciting proposals with joint teams from all three laboratories. From this campaign, 11 proposals were selected for funding in the 2012 round.