Early-stage seed funding can bolster promising research ideas before their merit has been recognized. Discover seed funding opportunities for UChicago faculty and researchers below:
Award: Diversity Research and Small Grants
Award Amount: up to $5,000
Description: Funding for BSD faculty members whose background and life experiences enhance the diversity of the Biological Sciences Division. The Small Grants Program funds research and programmatic interventions that have the potential to enhance and/or support diversity & inclusion within the BSD.
Award: Pilot Awards
Award Amount: $60,000
Description: ITM funding and resource support for study design, ethics and community consults, networking with potential local and national collaborators, and more. Includes video production and communications support to share research findings and impact.
Award: Career Development (K) Awards
Award Amount: Up to $100,000
Description: Up to $100,000 in salary support, 75% protected time for research of your choice, exclusive mentoring from senior faculty, and travel funds for junior investigators pursuing clinical, translational, and/or oncology research. Training also includes communications support, video production, and more.
Award: Short Term Pilot Awards
Award Amount: $5,000
Description: Funding for postdoctoral clinician-scientists in training at the University of Chicago Medical Center, such as residents, fellows and other trainees whose mentors do not have financial support for the specific projects the applicants are trying to undertake.
Award: Seed Funding
Award Amount: $10,000 – $25,000/yr
Description: Financial, strategic, and administrative support for research projects that enable University of Chicago faculty to pursue complex questions that require collaboration and are informed by a humanistic perspective.
Award: Faculty Seed Grants
Award Amount: $5,000
Description: Funds to support a first step into an area of research that may or may not lead to an application for the larger faculty research grant the following year
Award: Grants Fund
Award Amount: $25,000 – $60,000
Description: Catalyst, sustaining, and capacity-building funding is awarded to high-impact projects that would likely otherwise not go forward without Women’s Board support. Funding is distributed to projects in the areas of faculty research and support, the arts and cultural institutions, quality of student life, and community outreach