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Apply for a Wilkes Center for Climate Science and Policy Incentive Seed Grant!

This Incentive Seed Grant Program is intended to provide initial support for impactful research exploring the fundamental processes surrounding climate change, as well as the policy impacts and opportunities.

About the Funds:

Research that is already supported by other sources will not be approved for funding. Gap funding to bridge support between external grants or contracts will not be considered.

Proposals must exhibit high potential for leveraging extramural funding and PIs must commit to submitting at least one external proposal based on the pilot project. If funded, all applicants will be required to present proof of extramural submission in the Final Report one year after the grant end date. In addition, the applicant must clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the proposed project represents a new research direction in an area likely to generate extramural funding. Thus, the proposal must not overlap with any existing grants.

Seed funding under this program is to be used to successfully compete for extramural funds to support the project in the long term. Since reviewers may not be subject area experts, applicants are encouraged to write their proposal for a broad audience. Awards will be up to $20,000 for single PI projects or up to $50,000 for multi-PI projects for one year only. Applications may include a maximum of 3 Co-PIs. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.


Submissions for Spring 2024 funding will be due by 5:00 pm on January 12, 2024.


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If you have questions about the process please contact Kyla Welch at kyla.welch@utah.edu.

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