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Internal Grants

The Stony Brook University internal grants aims to support faculty researchers and programs that advance the University’s research enterprise, scholarly output, and creative endeavor through a competitive funding process. These grants are available in a variety of disciplines, including STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

OVPR Seed Grant Program

The OVPR Seed Grant Program aims to give Stony Brook University faculty a competitive edge in securing external research funds by supporting and fostering innovative scientific and scholarly activities that will lead to the development of proposals with a greater likelihood of success. Competitive seed grant applications must provide strong evidence that the proposed research topic is aligned with existing or upcoming funding priorities. The types of projects proposed can range from proof of concept or feasibility studies, to the development of new, interdisciplinary teams leading to the formation of large, collaborative research projects. Applicants can be single PI or multiple PIs and the typical project lengths should be 12-18 months. Proposals should provide a clear timeline to the submission of a proposal to an external sponsor within 18 months.

OVPR Seed Grant Program

Brookhaven National Lab SEED Grants

The SBU-BNL Seed Grant program serves to foster collaborative efforts between scientists at the University and BNL.  It is a key opportunity for developing synergistic activities that can grow joint research programs aligned with the strategic plans of both institutions. For more than 20 years a minimum pool of $250K per year is available for proposals submitted jointly by SBU and BNL scientists. 

The Office of the President sponsors The Seed Grant program is sponsored by the Office of the President and is administered by the Office of Brookhaven National Laboratory Affairs at Stony Brook. Joint proposals are solicited at the beginning of each year for submission in early April and winners are announced in May.

BNL Seed Grants Website

Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS)

FAHSS is a Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund supported by the Offices of the Provost, Vice President for Research, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University. The purpose of FAHSS is to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, research, and teaching in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences at Stony Brook University. The website below lists information about requirements for the FAHSS Individual Grant and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund, FAHSS Application, Committee members, recent FAHSS award recipients, along with a few examples of past award proposals.

FAHSS Proposals are submitted twice a year, in Spring and Fall.

FAHSS Website

Additional Seed Grant Programs

The Office of the Vice President for Research maintains the current list of Seed grants available to Stony Brook faculty.