OVPR Pilot/Seed Grants
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) annually invites grant proposals for faculty projects that have strong potential to attract external funding. Awards are made to support preliminary studies and acquisition of data for resubmissions of declined external proposals. Potential and plans to attract external funding are the primary criteria. PIs (Principal Investigators – faculty project directors) must demonstrate a clear and logical plan linking the proposed OVPR grant to external funding opportunities and the commitment to pursue those opportunities. PIs who are early career and/or are preparing revised external submissions are particularly encouraged to apply. OVPR grants are contingent upon availability of state funds. The competition is typically announced in the Spring through KSU Inform.
FY 2017 OVPR Submission Instructions
We are not currently accepting proposals.
Please click the links below for more information and proposal templates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and assistance.
Note: The Office of Research can not provide proposal development support for internal grants.
Past OVPR Pilot/Seed Awards
The Office of Research is pleased to announce the award recipients of the FY17 OVPR Pilot/Seed Grants. We received 27 applications requesting a total of $360,054. Proposals were reviewed internally, and several were sent to appropriate experts for ad hoc reviews. The final decision was based on the reviews, an analysis by the Office of Research of the external funding potential, prior internal and external funding and proposal submission activity, performance on prior OVPR support, and considerations for investigator career stage. Proposals that were recommended for funding met this criteria the best.
We made ten awards totaling $119,209.FY 2017 Funded Proposals (PDF)