SDSU Seed Grant Program

Formerly known as the University Grants Program, the SDSU Seed Grant Program provides funding for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) projects for Unit 3 faculty. Similar to the UGP, this program provides important funding for new RSCA projects and areas of inquiry, allows faculty to bring ongoing projects to completion, and serves to facilitate the development of projects that are competitive for extramural funding. Awards are limited to $7,500 and awarded for a 12-month period. 

SDSU Seed Grant Program Funding 2022


The Application Process

We will be accepting applications via the InfoReady online competition portal. Please click here to get started with your application. DRI will not consider late applications for funding.

Project Description (1,800-2,000 words): Please provide a description of your project. Be sure to indicate the relevance of your project to your field(s) of study or area(s) of expertise. How will this project advance your discipline(s) or field(s) of work? What is the contribution to your discipline(s) or field(s) of work? Describe the scope of the project, including the methodology for this work. Include references/bibliography in the project description section.

Experience and Qualifications (1-page): Please describe relevant experiences that support your qualifications for this project. 

Budget and Budget Justification: Please provide a budget (NOTE: up to $7,500k for the 12-month period) and associated justifications for your project. Expenses should be directly related to your project. Seed grant funds can be used for student assistants, equipment and supplies, contract services, travel, other expenses, and a summer fellowship stipend (not to exceed $3,750). Faculty course release is not available for the SDSU Seed Grant program as DRI has a separate assigned time funding program for this purpose. 

Application Review: Colleges will review applications with final recommendations made by College Deans to the Division of Research and Innovation. DRI will notify awardees Mid-December 2021.

Required Reporting: Grantees are required to complete a final report by January 31, 2023. 

Timeline: Click here for a more detailed timeline of the 2022 program.

Due: 10/4/21 @ 11:59 PM

Please contact Christine Cook ([email protected]) or Mark Reed ([email protected]) with any questions.