Seed Grants

Call for Seed Grant Proposals

UPDATE 1/10/22:
Scope of Work section g has been split into section g and section h. Please review the updated Call for Proposals instructions for more information and include this information in proposals submitted for the January 15, 2022 deadline.


Two Submission Deadlines in 2022: January 15, 2022, and June 15, 2022 | 11:59 p.m. CT
Funding Available: up to $50,000 per proposal over two years

The Personalized Nutrition Initiative is excited to announce the 2022 Seed Grant program. The aim of this program is to catalyze unique interdisciplinary personalized nutrition-related research across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. To be eligible for a Seed Grant, the Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) must be from at least two different departments/colleges and at least one must be an Affiliate member of the Personalized Nutrition Initiative.

We are also pleased to announce that we are partnering with both the Center for Social and Behavioral and Science (CSBS) and the Healthcare Innovation office at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to co-sponsor Seed Grants as a way to encourage collaborative efforts among personalized nutrition scientists, social and behavioral scientists, and scientists working in advanced computing, software, data, and visualization.

See the Call for Proposals document for detailed submission instructions.

All proposal materials must be combined into one pdf file, uploaded, and submitted using the online Seed Grant Proposal Submission Page via Qualtrics before 11:59 PM January 15, and June 15, 2022.


Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions.

Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD
Director, Personalized Nutrition Initiative

Brent Roberts, PhD
Director, Center for Social & Behavioral Science

Colleen Bushell, MFA
Associate Director, Healthcare Innovation, National Center for Supercomputing Applications