Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Call for Applications: CSDE Seed Grants

Posted: 1/3/2021 (CSDE Research and Funding)

CSDE is announcing another round of seed grant support for our affiliates. More information and a link to the submission page can be found at: https://csde.washington.edu/research/csde-seed-grants/. The application deadline for Tier 2 and 3  applications is Jan 15, 2021.  Tier 1 applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We are especially eager for applications that might lead to ongoing collaboration between affiliates and CSDE staff, and for applications that include collaborations with CSDE graduate student trainees, proposing to support their trainee experience through RA opportunities or postdoctoral funding. We are also especially interested in applications that fit into any of the many research programs of NIH’s Population Dynamics Bureau (PDB): https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/pdb/programs.

These cover a wide range of areas of population science topics, including any of the following: 1) the role and function of adoption and kinship, 2) bio-psychosocial mechanisms, 3) data sharing, 4) demography of health, 5) family and intergenerational relations, 6) fertility and infertility, 7) life course health, 8) population composition, 9) population economics, 10) population mobility and spatial demography, 11) social and behavioral research on reproductive health.

Awards are competitive and can be dependent on staff availability. If you have an idea and aren’t sure whether it’s something we can support — or you don’t know how to get started — please contact Steve Goodreau! Again, the submission page can be found at: https://csde.washington.edu/research/csde-seed-grants/.

As usual, applications will be divided into three types:

Tier 1: requests for only in-kind research services (above the standard level of a total of 40 hours provided to all affiliates).

Tier 2: requests for funds up to $10k (with or without in-kind research services), aimed at many different types of activities. There are *many* examples for which funds can be requested, e.g. support for an RA, course release time, conference fees, honoraria for an expert consultant to help with a grant submission, funding for a pilot project, etc.  Requests for funding that are matched with other unit support or funds are competitive (please provide an indication of that support), but matching funds are not required.

Tier 3: up to $25k (with or without in-kind services): research support tied closely to an upcoming extramural grant submission. We request that those considering a Tier 3 application contact Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu) first to discuss appropriateness and feasibility. There are *many* examples for which funds can be requested, e.g. support for an RA, course release time, conference fees, honoraria for an expert consultant to help with a grant submission, funding for a pilot project, etc. Requests for funding that are matched with other unit support or funds are competitive (please provide an indication of that support), but matching funds are not required.

The application requires a general but concrete vision for how the work is part of a research endeavor that will lead to submission for extramural funding. The higher the tier, the more specific that vision should be, and the sooner the extramural grant submission is expected (i.e. within 9-10 months).

Deadline: 01/15/2021