The State Economic Engagement & Development (SEED) Research Program grants allow UW-Madison faculty and academic staff to engage in innovative research, generate additional private- and public-sector support for their research programs, and promote technology transfer between the University and industry.
We invite proposals for fiscal year 2014-2015 that focus on research that is technically innovative, of interest to a broad economic sector, and has a high potential to benefit Wisconsin's industrial and economic development in the near term. The $700,000 in currently available SEED funding will be used to fund approximately 3-5 proposals.
To qualify for funding, the following 3 criteria must be met:
Proposals that meet the above criteria will be reviewed by a committee comprised of individuals involved with tech transfer in a variety of campus capacities. Decisions are anticipated to be made 4-6 weeks after the proposal submission deadline.
In addition to the SEED grants, there is an opportunity to obtain funding for a 50% Technology Transfer Research Assistant (RA). Approximately 3-5 of these positions will be awarded. You will need to have your SEED grant funded in order to receive the RA position. Not all funded SEED grants are guaranteed to receive a Technology Transfer RA position.
The normal submission schedule will resume with the FY 15-16 cycle. A call for proposals is anticipated to be made in late Fall 2014.