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Program Retired as of January 2020

The Tufts Innovates Seed Grant Program seeks to spark imaginative ideas to enhance learning and teaching, including approaches that integrate research and are interdisciplinary. Supported projects are expected to catalyze sustainable initiatives across schools and programs and may lead to further opportunities for internal and external funding.

The following people at Tufts are eligible to apply for a Tufts Innovates grant:

  • Faculty members active in education and scholarship
  • Undergraduate, graduate or professional students in good academic standing, provided the proposal includes a faculty sponsor who will be responsible for managing the seed grant
  • Staff members (e.g., library, technology, student services) directly involved in educational program development.

Each proposal must designate a single lead principal investigator, who must be a Tufts University faculty member.

Grants are expected to range from $500 to $25,000. Funding decisions are made through a peer review process including faculty and administrative staff and based on several criteria, including degree of educational innovation, potential impact on learning by Tufts students, likelihood for sustainability, and viability within departmental, school, and/or programmatic frameworks.