This award seeds an early-stage research or innovation effort that advances COS strategic goals and addresses a pressing, 21st century issue.

Application Guidelines

The College seeks a one-page application that succinctly describes the vision, project plan, budget, future development potential, and sources of matching funds. The application must address how the work advances the current College of Science Strategic Plan ( At least two COS Departments must be represented in an application.  Each co-applicant must include a 2-page biographical sketch.  All faculty in the College of Science are invited to submit a proposal.

Deadline: 15 July, 2018. Submit to