Internal Awards

2020 Seed Grants

Alaska NSF EPSCoR will competitively award a series of seed grants to University of Alaska faculty, staff, and students. Faculty and students who have not previously received EPSCoR funding are encouraged to apply. Grants will be awarded in three categories:

  1. Faculty Research Seed Grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to early- and mid-career, full-time faculty members of the University of Alaska to carry out proposals for new and innovative research projects that support the goals of the Alaska NSF EPSCoR “Fire and Ice” research project. For more information see the Faculty Research Seed Grant Solicitation. Click here to apply.
  2. Student Research Seed Grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded to graduate or undergraduate students at the University of Alaska to carry out proposals for new and innovative research projects that support the goals of the Alaska NSF EPSCoR “Fire and Ice” research project. For more information see the Student Research Seed Grant Solicitation. Click here to apply.
  3. Education and Outreach Seed Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to UA faculty or staff to carry out innovative proposals to build key competencies among stakeholders to address ecological change; to build a diverse pool of STEM learners and workers in Alaska; and/or to increase capacity for Fire and Ice science and teaching among UA faculty and students. For more information see the Education and Outreach Seed Grant Solicitation. Click here to apply.

Projects should address themes relevant to the “Fire and Ice” project, which consists of two research components: a Boreal Fires team studying climate-driven changes to fire regimes in the boreal forest, and a Coastal Margins team studying the impacts of climate-driven changes to nearshore ecosystems and organisms in the Gulf of Alaska. Research Seed Grant applicants will need to identify the component with which their proposed project best aligns. Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with the appropriate component leads (Boreal Fires: Uma Bhatt or Todd Brinkman; Coastal Margins: Anne Beaudreau or Brenda Konar) to ensure that their proposed research fits within team goals. Research projects that strive to increase diversity in STEM engagement will be given priority over other, equally ranked proposals. Click here for full criteria for all three grants.

The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight AKDT October 14, 2019. We plan to award up to 4 Faculty Research, 5 Student Research and 5 Education and Outreach grants, with an expected award period of January 1 – September 30, 2020. Awards will be announced by November 27, 2019.

For more information, please contact Faye Gallant at fsgallant@alaska.edu or (907) 474-6288.

Other Information

Here are the full judging criteria for all three lines of grant funding.

Here's where you can find Terms and Conditions as well as other information for new awardees, including our Collaboration Agreement and Onboarding Packet.

 
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