University Strategic Initiative Seed Grants

Last updated: January 13, 2020

In the first five-year cycle of the University’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, Our Commitment to Impact, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost made funds available through seed grants to support pilot projects supporting the Foundations, Thematic Priorities, and Supporting Elements of the plan.

Due to budgetary drawdowns in the 2019-2020 academic year, the Seed Grant program was placed on pause. Provost Jones has stated his support for pursuing another cycle of funding during the 2020-21 academic year.

Please watch this space for updates about seed grant funding and the request for proposals.

Information on the overarching funding philosophy behind Penn State’s strategic initiatives during the first four cycles of funding can be found on our Strategic Initiative Funding Philosophy page.

Information on the 43 funded seed grant initiatives can be found on the Funded Initiatives page.