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Apply to the 1U4U Seed Grant Program- “The Future of Sustainability”

Deadline: 11:59pm (MST) on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Award Amount: Up to $50,000
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The 1U4U Seed Grant Program supports cross-campus/cross-disciplinary research teams to solve the greatest challenges of our local, national, and global communities. The goal of 1U4U is to incentivize researchers from different disciplines to collaborate. Exemplary proposals will focus on bringing together researchers from different fields-of-study, departments, colleges, units, and other intellectual or organizational divides to pursue groundbreaking research. The 1U4U Seed Grant Program topic will change from year-to-year and will be informed by the University of Utah research community. This will allow the institution to build and support teams around timely topics that highlight/promote the strengths of University of Utah researchers, address a topic that is timely and relevant to our current society, and to continue to build new interdisciplinary connections for future research work.

FY24 Theme Area:

The theme of the 2024-2025 program is “The Future of Sustainability”. For purposes of this RFP, sustainability is achieved whenever the needs of the present can be met without sacrificing the needs of future generations. Sustainability is a foundational goal that cuts across multiple intellectual topic areas (e.g., healthcare, water, energy, wildfire, critical minerals, education, food security) and can be interpreted widely. At the University of Utah, faculty have engaged sustainability across a wide range of domains, including but not limited to environmental, social, communal, health, economic, technical, and legal. All interpretations of “sustainability” will be considered under this funding mechanism