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Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) Proposal Deadline


February 21, 2020 / 4:30 PM - 4:30 PM


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Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) 

Seed grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) provides seed funding on a competitive basis to SIUE faculty and staff to support research and creative activities. Seed funding is intended to encourage faculty to initiate new research directions or new research projects. 


All full-time continuing members of the faculty may apply to the STEP program.  Research staff members on continuing appointments who have served as an investigator or co-investigator on an externally sponsored grant are also eligible for the STEP program.  The terminal degree must be completed by the time of submittal. All applicants, including PIs and Co-PIs, must have submitted completed final reports and fulfilled the terms and conditions, including submission of an external grant proposal, of projects previously funded by the SIUE Graduate School at least 5 business days before this program deadline in order to be eligible for this program. This requirement applies to all PIs and Co-PIs of the previous internal award.


By the Third Friday in February by 4:30p.m. proposals must be submitted electronically as a PDF to Please consult with your school/college deans regarding their internal deadlines 

Award notifications will go out in April.

For more information, please visit the STEP Webpage 

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