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Seed Grants

DART Seed Grants

Arkansas NSF EPSCoR’s current Track-1 project, Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART): From Smart Curation to Socially Aware Decision Making is soliciting proposals for Seed Funding. This RFP is supported by NSF award #OIA-1946391.  

Successful proposals will align with, but not overlap, work being conducted in the project’s six components. A letter of support from an existing DART participant is required. The project proposal and a list of current participants can be provided to applicants on request. 

Who may submit proposals? Proposals may be submitted by Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) within the jurisdiction (State of Arkansas). Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the State of Arkansas, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Involvement of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) as leads or partners is encouraged.

Who may serve as PI? PIs must hold an appointment in research or teaching positions at State of Arkansas IHEs. Current and previous PIs who are, or have, received DART funding are not eligible to receive seed funding; however, can serve as CoPI on proposals. Submissions from junior and non-tenure track faculty are encouraged.

Full Proposal Deadline: June 30, 2021, no later than 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time

Proposals should be submitted via email as a single PDF email attachment sent by the PI’s institutional research office by June 30, 2021, no later than 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time to [email protected].

Related Documents

DART Seed Grant RFP 2021

DART Seed Grant Budget Template

Seed Grant Budget Justification Template


Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART) and the Arkansas NSF EPSCoR Central Office will periodically solicit proposals for project-related mini-seed grants for STEM education, outreach, and broadening participation as supported by NSF award number OIA-1946391.

Eligible activities include special events, curriculum development, outreach programs, and related activities that will increase the size and diversity of the STEM-skilled student and worker pipeline in Arkansas, with emphasis on data science and computer science-related fields. Successful proposals will align with, but not duplicate the proposed efforts of DART.

The next solicitation window will take place in fall 2021 and will be announced here. Please contact Jennifer Fowler with questions related to the seed grants.

Jennifer Fowler

Director of Education, Outreach, & Diversity for Arkansas NSF EPSCoR

(501) 683-4419