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. 2020 Letter of Intent deadline: May 1, 5 p.m., EDT; Application deadline: Aug. 1, 5 p.m., 
  • Research Germinator Awards, support smaller, targeted requests up to $25,000, and are open to faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.  

Announcement of 2020 Research Incubator, Germinator Awards