Seed Money grants for up to $20,000 are available for the development of larger projects leading to research grant proposals to outside funding agencies. An external funding proposal should be submitted within 12 months of the spending of the internal funds. There are approximately three awards available each year for Social Sciences tenured and tenure-track faculty, and all subject areas and methodologies within the School are considered equally. For more detailed information, please visit the grant's homepage.
Social Sciences tenured and tenure-track faculty. Untenured faculty members are especially encouraged to apply.
Proposals will be evaluated by the School of Social Sciences’ Faculty Advisory Committee, a 14-member panel which consists of two members from each department in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sport Management).
The primary criterion is the quality of the research itself: the significance to the field, the sophistication, the innovativeness, and the consequences of the proposed research. The proposal should also specify why this particular funding mechanism (i.e., a Seed Money grant) is the most appropriate one for the project being proposals. The following five criteria must be addressed in the proposal narrative:
Submit the following to the Social Science Research Institute Office (Baker 180-I) or to Christopher Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org; 713-348-2985) no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 18, 2016. Please note that all application materials should be prepared using a minimum of 11-point Arial or Times New Roman and one-inch margins. Questions related to the application preparation should also be directed to Christopher’s attention.