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Faculty Research Seed Grants

The School of Education Faculty Research Seed Grants Competition has two goals: (a) to advance research of consequence conducted by W&M School of Education faculty and (b) to generate pilot data for larger external research grant competitions. All full-time faculty (regardless of tenure or tenure track status) are eligible to apply. Research seed grant applications are due Feb. 6, 2023 via the submission portal. All applicants will receive feedback on their proposals.

Faculty can apply for grants to fund a project over the course of one-three years for a maximum total budget not to exceed $20,000.

We strongly encourage collaborative projects both within the School of Education and across the university and encourage student engagement in these projects. We welcome applications for studies using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed research methods.


Applications are due by February 6, 2023. All applicants will receive feedback on their proposals.

The application is comprised of four pages and an appendix.

  • Page 1: Project Title and Abstract
  • Page 2: Specific Aims
  • Page 3: Research Methods
  • Page 4: Budget, Personnel, and Project Timeline.
  • The Appendix includes (a) list of references/bibliography; (b) optional letters of support from your research partners (e.g., schools, clinics, community organizations); (c) brief CV (4 pages) for lead project investigators; (d) study measures/outcomes, or weblinks to those.

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