Pitt Seed Projects

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 24 January 2018

What are Pitt Seed Projects?

Pitt Seed Projects are well defined actions that will play an instrumental role in transforming the University of Pittsburgh. Proposed projects can include a range of activities including: research ideas, academic programs, process improvement, diversity, community and industry partnership development, outreach, methods of teaching and learning, workshops, lectures, and enhancing the student experience


Annually, the Chancellor’s Office will invest funds to support the Pitt Seed Project initiative. Applicants can request up to $50,000 for a Pitt Seed Project.


All faculty and staff members at the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants may serve as a Principal Investigator on only one project; however, applicants may serve as collaborators on multiple projects. Applicants are encouraged to include students as team members. The table below highlights specific eligibility requirements for concept document submission.

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