2019-20 Faculty Seed Grant

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/or may be organized around the Institute’s current two year theme, medical genetics and eugenics. Applicants are 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 1,000-word summary of their findings at the end of the year, participate in the Institute workshop series, and present their research in one of the workshop sessions. Please submit your application by filling out the digital form here 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 for the 2019-20 academic year are now closed. The deadline for submitting applications via the web portal was April 1, 2019. Recipients of the Faculty Seed Grant will be announced by late April. Please send any questions to sifk-info@uchicago.edu