Intramural Collaborative Seed Grants

Intramural Collaborative Seed Grants are designed to help foster collaborative research among faculty in CHS and across ISU. The CHS encourages faculty and staff members to engage in high-quality research efforts that have positive impacts on ISU, Iowa, the U.S., and the world. Typically, this type of research is conducted by multidisciplinary teams, and CHS supports development of teams that can conduct creative, innovative, and scientifically important work. It is anticipated that research projects will help research teams advance the CHS mission by contributing to one or more of the following cross-cutting CHS themes:

  • Health and well-being
  • Education and human development
  • Science and technology in the human environment
  • Community enhancement and entrepreneurship

Complete Details: Refer to the Intramural Collaborative Seed Grand RFP (doc) for complete details on proposal format, process and reporting requirements.


Proposals due: noon on January 15

Funds available: May 1st

Funds spent: Funds must be spent and accounted for by the last day of the grant period indicated by the applicant in the grant application.


The PI(s) must be full-time faculty or staff in CHS and eligible to serve on external funding proposals. Projects must involve multidisciplinary teams. Collaborative groups must include at least two faculty members from CHS who represent multiple CHS departments.

Submission requirements

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail in a single document (in PDF format) to the office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education (ADRGE) at with Intramural Collaborative Research Seed Grant Proposal in the subject line. You will receive an e-mail confirming the submission was received.  If you do not, please contact  Retain the hard copy of the signed proposal for your records.