Seed grants are small amounts of money invested in research projects and teams at the earliest stages of development. These funds allow researchers to advance their teaming efforts and/or to obtain preliminary data demonstrating the potential viability of the work. Often, seed projects lead to extramural research opportunities and funding.

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research provides significant seed funding support for GT researchers through IRI Seed grant programs, the biannual Forming Teams and Moving Teams forward internal seed grant program, and through a number of collaborative seed grant programs in cooperation with other organizations such as Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and more. See a list of Georgia Tech-related seed grant opportunities below.

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ISS Ad Hoc Seed Grant Program

John Crittenden
john.crittenden@ce.gatech.edu
Michael Chang
chang@gatech.edu

Brooke Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS)

BBISS website

Small requests (<$2K) are considered year round as funding permits

IRIM Seed Grants

Seth Hutchinson
seth@gatech.edu
info@robotics.gatech.edu

Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)

IRIM website

Fall and spring, dependent on funding

Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) Core Facilities Seed Grant Program

Amy Duke
amy.duke@ien.gatech.edu

Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN)

2022-2023 Georgia Tech Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) Core …

Two Competitions Annually, Due April 1 and October 1

Imlay Innovation Fund | Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

Sheri Russell
sheri.russell@gatech.edu

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

Imlay Innovation Fund

Pre-proposals due in February

Pediatric Technology Center Research Endowment | Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

Sheri Russell
sheri.russell@gatech.edu

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center

Funding Opportunities

Pre-proposals due in June

EVPR Seed Grant Program: Building Teams and Moving Teams Forward

Susan Roche
susan.roche@gatech.edu

Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR)

Building Teams and Moving Teams Forward

Spring 2022: 03/19/2022 (Bi-annual program—spring and fall

Emory–Georgia Tech Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program: AI-Humanity

Susan Roche
susan.roche@gatech.edu

Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR)

Emory - Georgia Tech Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program: AI.Humanity

04/27/2022