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.

Incubator Awards, up to $100,000, are for teams of faculty representing at least 2 departments or areas of research.  Click here for more information.

Germinator Awards, up to $25,000, are for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, or faculty.  Click here for more information. 

Due Dates for both award mechanisms:

Letters of Intent:  Due by 5pm, Friday, June 11, 2021.

Full Application:  Due by 5pm, Friday, August 20, 2021.

Award notifications anticipated in November, 2021.  Funding start January 1, 2022.