Competitive Seed-Grant Funding

DIBS supports two seed-grant funding programs. These high-risk/high-return funding mechanisms provide funding for research that is exploratory and therefore not yet ready for external funding.

  • Research Incubator Awards, of up to $100,000, require a minimum of two faculty from different disciplines.
  • Research Germinator Awards, support smaller, targeted requests up to $25,000, and are open to faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.