Catalyst and Seed Awards

Dean Fuentes and the College are pleased to announce a new program to fund faculty scholarship. The Scholarship Catalyst and Seed Awards are meant to foster research and scholarship in all fields across the College and are open to full-time CHS faculty. The program includes Catalyst Awards (up to $20K) and Seed Awards (up to $5K). The Catalyst Awards are solicited in the Fall semester and the Seed awards are solicited in the Spring semester. The program is established specifically to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works.

The College is the intellectual heart of VCU. Our educational and research environment addresses an array of technological, health-related, and societal problems, as well as providing profound insights and reflections of what it means to be human and humane. Research and scholarly activity is an integral part of the education of our students and a key part of our mission. This program provides funding to support all forms of research and scholarship, with an emphasis on pilot studies that form the basis of an extramural funding application, new research/scholarship directions for established faculty scholars, and funds to bring nearly completed projects to fruition.

Full details including the application process and eligibility requirements are provided in the attachment below. A budget template is also attached.

Seed Award applications are due March 15, 2018 by 5 PM. Please complete the Intent to Submit form by March 5, 2018. Submission of this form is not a binding commitment to submit a proposal. This form will be used in the development of review panels.

The proposals are brief and will be submitted to this online portal.

Seed Funding RFA FINAL
Seed Funding budget template

A list of our Fall 2017 Catalyst Award winners and their proposals can be found here.