SEAD (Science, Engineering, Art, and Design) Major Initiative Program

From smart phones to automobiles, understanding the human genome to exploring social networks, scientific and technological innovation is the result of the work of not just scientists and engineers, but artists and designers as well. The challenges of the 21st century demand creative processes that stem from the realization that design, aesthetic, and technological development have become symbiotic. In order to foster this kind of transdisciplinary research, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) invites applications for research projects that are creative, innovative and show a strong potential for extramural funding. These funds will typically be used to pursue creative projects, pilot studies, feasibility studies, or preliminary research that initiates a larger line of trans-disciplinary research. It is expected that the projects funded by the SEAD grants will help catalyze larger projects (with possibilities for future funding), long term initiatives, or one-time events, performances and exhibitions that are visible at the national level.

  • Open to faculty interdisciplinary teams
  • Amounts up to $25,000
  • Submission deadline is March 13th, 2017 (5:00pm EST)
  • Awards announced by April 7th, 2017

For more information, please see the attachment below.

Online Submission Form

Open Call for SEAD Projects - $25,000
Special Project on Creative Technologies and Experiences - $25,000
Research Initiation Grant - $10,000
Special Project in support of the Catalyst Program - $30,000
Immersive Environment/Cube Project - $25,000

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
Maximum Value: 
25 000.00