Tier 2: Interdisciplinary Project Support Grants

The Here & Next Interdisciplinary Project Support program is designed to catalyze interdisciplinary research projects that are aligned with the Here & Next priority areas. Seed grants will address complex transformative problems that require an interdisciplinary approach; are currently not funded; and have a potential for increased funding, either through the federal government or through substantial foundation or philanthropic support. The types of projects proposed can range from proof of concept or feasibility studies, to the development of new, interdisciplinary teams leading to the formation of large, collaborative research projects. These funds can be used to gather pilot data with the goal of successfully competing for future sponsored research opportunities.

Award Period: 1 year

Award Cap: Up to $50,000

Projected # of Awards: Up to 15 awards over two cycles (Fall 2023, Spring 2024)

Deadlines: Spring Tier 2 proposals are now under review. We expect decisions by the end of the Spring 2024 semester. The Fall 2024 cycle will be announced during the summer.

If you have any questions about this program, please email researchseedfunding@wustl.edu.