Seed Grants

Penn State research institutes, such as IEE, offer seed grants to promising interdisciplinary research projects with the goal of producing results that will lead to future external funding.


IEE Seed Grant Program

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment Seed Grant Program fosters basic and applied research on strategic interdisciplinary topics that leverage faculty expertise across the university. Since 2013, IEE has supported over 100 interdisciplinary projects across fifteen Penn State colleges and campuses.

Living Multifunctional Materials Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program 2022

This seed grant program is focused on the discovery of sustainable materials that are biological or inspired by biological principles. The aim is to seed collaborations between researchers at Penn State and the University of Freiburg by exploring bold and intellectually brave research that could make a significant difference for society at large. 

Other Opportunities

A collection of funding opportunities from foundations, government agencies, and more.

See the list of Other Funding Opportunities