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 Grant RFP (doc) for complete details on proposal format, process and reporting requirements.


Proposals due: noon on February 15

Funds available: July 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 this Smartsheet form in a single PDF. Be sure you see a screen saying “Thank you. Your proposal has been received by the Dean's Office in the College of Human Sciences.” before exiting the browser.