Limited Opportunity Competition: STEM-NET Faculty Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research SEED Grant Program

September 12, 2023

STEM NET Faculty Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research SEED Grant Program

Deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI): October 5, 2023 by 11:59pm

One LOI will be selected for nomination on behalf of Cal Poly Humboldt. The full submission will be due to the chancellor’s office November 1, 2023.

Amount Range: Up to $25,000

Project Duration: Up to 12 months


ABOUT: The STEM-NET Faculty Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research SEED Grant Program aims to support and encourage the development of interdisciplinary research and scholarship collaborations by faculty members in STEM and the social sciences, humanities, and arts. STEM-NET SEED grants will fund activities that support the submission of large external grants, aligned with STEM-NET’s mission and vision. See attached document in the portal for more information.


• The program is open to tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) CSU faculty eligible for NSF or similar Federal grants.

• At least one faculty member in the social sciences, humanities, or arts (not in an evaluation role) must be included in the faculty team.

• Project plans and budgets must be tied to data collection needed for subsequent submission or resubmission of external-to-the-CSU research grant applications.

• Funding is to launch new projects and is not to be used to supplement ongoing funded programs.

• Research projects must involve CSU students in a significant way.


Budget Restrictions:

• Faculty salary budgets up to three (3) semester units (AWTU) ($2,183/unit) per individual are allowed.

• Faculty overload is not allowed.

• Student salaries should comply with amounts determined by campus HR departments.

• Travel is not allowed with STEM-NET SEED grant funds.


APPLY: LOIs can be submitted through Cal Poly Humboldt’s InfoReady portal, which is accessible through Engagement Hub.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Erika Wright, Research Development Lead at

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