The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge offers one-year seed grants to faculty at the University of Chicago. Applicants should be interested in pursuing research connected to the Institute's emphasis on knowledge-formation and are also welcome to collaborate with resident graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in investigating approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of this research agenda.  The seed grant of $5,000 is intended to allow 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, and it can be used for help with research assistants, material expenses, trips to archives, or any expense associated with developing a new research idea.

Faculty receiving seed grants would be asked to submit a 1000-word summary of their findings at the end of the year.  Please submit your application by filling out the form on this page and upload (1) a one-page explanation of your seed idea, (2) an up-to-date c.v., and (3) a proposed budget for the use of the $5,000.

Applications are due March 1, 2017. Please send any questions to