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Seed Grants for Teaching and Research

In order to foster ongoing collaboration and innovation in scholarship and teaching, the Office of the Provost sponsors two seed grant programs, Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates. Through these programs, the university has supported more than 193 groundbreaking projects, including 25 in the 2017-2018 academic year.

The goals of Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates are to:

  • Ignite research collaboration among faculty members across disciplines; and
  • Catalyze innovative ideas for learning and teaching.

Grant awards range from $500 to $50,000. A peer‐review process evaluates each proposal for its specific merit, potential for impact, and the degree to which the proposal adheres to the goals of the seed grant programs.

A new round of Tufts Collaborates and Tufts Innovates was be announced in October 2017.

For further information, including proposal submission deadlines, please click on the link to each grant below:

Tufts Collaborates, interdisciplinary scholarship and research: Grants will be overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost of Research. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kirby Johnson, Director of Research Integrity and Facilitation, at collaborates@tufts.edu.

Tufts Innovates, creative teaching and learning: Grants will be overseen by the Office of Associate Provost Dawn G. Terkla. Inquiries may be directed to Allie Clifford,  Administrative Coordinator, at innovates@tufts.edu.