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SEED Grants


Call for SEED Grant Proposals 2018

The SBU-BNL 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 20th year a minimum of $200K will be distributed to proposals submitted jointly by SBU and BNL scientists.

The subject of a proposal can be any scientific topic that is of joint interest to BNL and SBU. Proposals should be innovative and exploratory, in line with the seeding character of the program. Successful proposals in areas of high interest to BNL may be eligible for matching funds from BNL.

Successful proposals are typically funded between $30k and $45k. Funds become available on July 1, 2018, 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  Friday, April 6, 2018, by 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Selection of winning proposals will be announced in late-May 2018.

2018 SEED Grant Application (Word)

2018 SEED Grant Application (PDF)

To see previous recipients of Seed Grants click on links to the left.

About the Seed Grant Awards:  President Stanley 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 administers the program annually. Joint proposals are solicited at the beginning of each year for submission in early April and winners are announced in May.

History and Description:  The Seed Grant Program began 20 years ago as a vehicle to foster collaboration between the Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Lab science communities. Scientists from both institutions work in conjunction with colleagues bringing their ideas to life. These collaborations are a key element for developing synergistic activities that can grow joint research programs aligned with the strategic plans of both institutions. The Program is announced in February.
Please contact the Office of Brookhaven Affairs ( for more information.

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