No, you must reapply. If comments were provided, we will make them available to PIs
to help inform improvements.
You should receive an email containing a timestamp from the submission portal confirming
that your application was received. If you do not receive this email, please contact
the Office of Proposal Development at
OPD_OVPR@stonybrook.edu to confirm.
No, subcontracts are not allowed.
A faculty member can only be PI on one application and Co-PI on one application. If
you do not submit an application as PI, you may be listed as Co-PI on two applications.
No, if you are the PI of an active OVPR Seed Grant, you are not eligible to apply
as PI for a new grant. You must wait until the award period of your current OVPR seed
grant has ended before you can apply again.
You would need to create an Employee Appointment/Change form to modify the labor schedule.
The personnel transactions on the seed awards are treated like research grants and
therefore exempt from the position compensation form approval process.
Yes, it is fine to budget for personnel costs for research staff (students, technicians,
etc.). However, salary for PIs and Co-PIs must be presented with strong justification.
No, there is no expectation for a match.
No. However, you may briefly describe the letters of support you received within the
4-page project description.
We ask reviewers to make comments on each of the applications they review. Not all
reviewers do this. However, if you request comments, we will summarize any comments
they provided and share them with you.
There is no lower limit for either funding amount or duration. However, if your project
will be less than 12-18 months in duration, then your budget should coincide with
the activity period you propose.
Yes, each PI can have their own projects with signature authority on only their portion
of the award. The budget justification should clearly indicate the relevant budget
items for each PI.
All peer reviewers will be selected after the receipt of all applications to minimize
conflicts of interest. In addition, the expectation of confidentiality among the reviewers
will be emphasized throughout the review process. The reviewers will provide scores
on multiple scales to ensure reliability of the scoring rubric and will be encouraged
to provide review comments to guide improvements to the proposal.
Yes, the intention of this seed grant program is to support our investigators in the
pursuit of extramural funding for their most promising research ideas. Therefore,
as part of the seed grant program, the Office of Proposal Development is available
to provide support to awardees in the development of full proposals to external funding
Yes, if you are approaching the end of your award period and have not spent all of
the funds, you can submit a request via email to
OPD_OVPR@stonybrook.edu. Extension requests should be submitted no more than 90 days prior to the award end