Seed Grant Projects

Through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process, the institute awards seed grants to promising research projects proposed by multidisciplinary teams from the KSU community.

These grants are intended to support early research efforts in acquiring preliminary data, upon which the team can build further research and propose more robust projects. If you are interested in serving on the award committee, please contact  

The call for 2024 ESDRI Seed Grant proposals is open now! Please submit your proposals to by February 23rd, 2024. UPDATE: deadline extended to February 29th, 2024.

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To view previous winners below, use the left and right arrows.

Seed Grant projects awarded in 2022:

Seed Grant projects awarded in 2021:

Seed Grant projects awarded in 2019:

Seed Grant projects awarded in 2018: