SSRC Seed Grants
The Social Science Research Commons invites applications for its 2018-2019 seed grants program. The program will provide seed grants for individual-investigator or collaborative projects in the social sciences. Priority will be given to innovative projects that will advance empirical knowledge, theories, or methods and that include funding to support graduate students. Typical requests will be for $2,000 - $10,000.
Eligibility: All tenured and tenure-track faculty in the social sciences are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit one application each academic year.
Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018. We hope to announce a second deadline in Spring 2019, pending availability of funds.
How to apply: Submit the following materials to email@example.com by Friday, November 16, 2018: (1) a project narrative describing the project’s goals and its advancement of empirical knowledge, theories, or methods (maximum 2 pages); (2) a budget and short (1 paragraph) budget justification; (3) a list of personnel involved with the project, their status (faculty, graduate student, staff, etc.), and their home schools and/or departments.
Project Report: Grant recipients must submit a brief 1-2 page report of the outcomes of the grant within 3 months of the end of the project period. Reports should address grant and fellowship proposals submitted or awards received as a result of the funded research, publications/presentations, and/or how the project advanced the recipient’s research agenda. Faculty must submit these progress reports and provide evidence of seeking external funding and/or publication in order to be eligible for SSRC funding in subsequent years.