The Forming Teams and Moving Teams Forward seed grant program is a biannual (spring and fall) internal funding opportunity designed to support the formation and advancement of cross-disciplinary research teams. Announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research Development and Operations in April 2021, the program was created in response to shifting trends in national research and funding priorities, which have shown an increased focus on supporting large-scale, team-based research projects. These types of projects rely on integrating expertise from across disparate areas, including science, liberal arts, design, and business.

The program offers awards under two different tracks. The Forming Teams track aims to support the formation of new collaborations, with awards in the $10K - $50K range. The Moving Teams Forward track focuses on advancing collaboratives that already exist, and offers awards in the $50K - $100K range.

You can view the current call on our Seed Funding Opportunities list and/or the GT Internal Competition website.

View the past recipients Here.

Program Awards

  • Forming Teams – Fall 2022
  • Moving Teams Forward – Fall 2022
  • Forming Teams – Spring 2021
  • Moving Teams Forward – Spring 2021


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