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Seed Grants

DART Seed Grants

Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART) and the Arkansas NSF EPSCoR Central Office will periodically solicit proposals under two seed funding programs. Currently there are no active seed funding solicitations.

Program 1 is for research projects that align with, but do not overlap, existing DART efforts. This program encourages participation from early career faculty, postdoctoral fellows, individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in CISE fields, and individuals at minority-serving institutions in Arkansas. A letter of support from a current DART participant is required for each submission. Applicants are provided a list of current participants and a copy of the DART proposal upon request. The maximum amount funded per award in Program 1 is $150,000. The next solicitation window will take place in May/June 2022 and will be announced here.

Program 2 is for project-related mini-seed grants for STEM education, outreach, and broadening participation. 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 maximum amount funded per award in Program 2 is $5,000. 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

Program Director, Arkansas NSF EPSCoR

(501) 683-4419