Research Acceleration Seed Grants

CEHD’s Research Acceleration Seed Grant program supports developing interdisciplinary research in the college’s research priority areas:

  • Education Research / Educational Equity
  • Healthy Lifespan Development
  • Children’s Mental Health / Child Welfare Research
  • Autism / Developmental Disabilities

Application cycle

Applications for the Fall 2022 application cycle (awards beginning in 2023) are due December 9, 2022, with a nonbinding intent to apply document due November 11, 2022. See the full RFP for details and submission instructions.

Proposal categories

Proposals are funded in two categories.

  • Jump Start projects are in the early stages of project development to obtain pilot data for future grant submissions. They must include collaborations across program, center, or departmental lines. CEHD provides $25,000 in funding for one year, while applicants must provide a 1:1 match.
  • Developmental projects are intended to grow existing interdisciplinary partnerships and support novel studies that break new ground or extend previous work in new directions. An emerging track record (e.g. pilot data) is expected with clear plans for growth and sponsored support.

CEHD Research Acceleration Program

Frank Symons, Associate Dean for Research and Policy

The CEHD Research Acceleration Program is designed to seed and support early stage interdisciplinary research aligned with Collegiate research priority areas including education equity and outcomes, children's mental health and child welfare, healthy lifespan development, and autism and developmental disabilities.

Funded projects help to leverage existing partnerships and create new opportunities - within the College, across the University, and multiple diverse community partners. Our strategic goal is to strengthen future applications for external funding, by leveraging existing and creating new collaborations to drive discovery that makes a difference.

Frank Symons
Associate Dean for Research and Policy

Past Awards

Developmental projects

Jump start projects

Education Research and Educational Equity

Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Children’s Mental Health and Child Welfare

Healthy Lifespan Development