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Internal Seed Grant Programs

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE), through the Office of Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI), administers a number of annual internal funding opportunities, or “seed grants.”

Further information about seed grant opportunities is provided below.

For questions or further information about any of the programs listed below, please contact seedgrants@utsa.edu.

Note: The NOI deadline listed below is a process that is separate and distinct from a notification to the RSC for application development and approval prior to submission.

 

REDKE offers various internal awards, including annual programs and one-time special opportunities, both internally through UTSA and with collaborating organizations. More information is available below about both active and closed (for reference) programs.

Grant for Research Advancement and Transformation (GREAT)
Eligible: Full-time, tenured, and tenure-track faculty at UTSA.

  • GREAT Program Guidance (PDF)
  • NOI Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022
  • Proposal Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022

Collaborative Seed Grant (CSG)

The Brain Health Consortium (BHC) Collaborative Seed Grant (CSG) program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is offering seed grants to support collaborative research at UTSA. These grants support a broad range of trans-disciplinary research that may yield fundamental insights into the mechanisms underlying brain disorders.

  • Collaborative Seed Grant Guidance (PDF)
  • NOI Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022
  • Proposal Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022

Internal Research Awards (INTRA)
Eligible: Full-time, tenured, and tenure-track faculty at UTSA in CACP, COB, COEHD, COLFA, and COPP.

  • INTRA Program Guidance (PDF)
  • NOI Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022
  • Proposal Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022

Connecting Researchers through Partnerships (Connect)
Eligible: Full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty at UTSA. Proposals must include multiple (2 or more: at least one from each institution) interacting investigators with PI status from both UTSA and SwRI.

  • CONNECT Program Guidance (PDF)
  • NOI Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022
  • Proposal Deadline: Award winners projected to be notified on or around June 2, 2022

Transdisciplinary Teams Program (T2)
Eligible: Full-time, tenured, and tenure-track faculty at UTSA.

  • T2 Program Guidance (PDF)
  • NOI Deadline: Request for proposals (RFP) projected to be released in early Fall 2022
  • Proposal Deadline: Request for proposals (RFP) projected to be released in early Fall 2022
Past Opportunities
FY2019 GREAT, INTRA, Connect Awardees
FY2018 GREAT, INTRA, Connect Awardees
FY2017 GREAT, INTRA, Connect Awardees
FY2016 GREAT, INTRA, Connect Awardees
FY2015 GREAT Program Awardees
FY2015 Connect Program Awardee
FY2015 INTRA Program Awardees

Faculty from UTSA and their students can now ask for approval for access, for research purposes only, to the Cibolo Preserve, a 500 acre tract just east of Boerne in south central Kendal County. The land is notable for its beauty, variety of flora and fauna, geological features and areas of archeological interest. UTSA, in an effort to aid their researchers, is offering up to $3000 per project to help defray student researcher support, supplies and equipment. If you are interested in a morning visit to the preserve please contact: (210) 458-8228, research@utsa.edu

View the Cibolo Preserve Brochure (PDF) for more information.

 

Previously Funded Projects

Year Name Department Amount Details
FY18 Brian Laub Environmental Science & Ecology

$2,980

$1,600

Evaluation of Estrogen Concentrations in Cibolo Creek

Aquatic Habitat Mapping in Cibolo Creek Preserve and Nature Center

FY18 Jeffrey Hutchison Environmental Science & Ecology Acoustic Bat Activity at Cibolo Preserve
FY17 Vikram Kapoor Civil & Environmental Engineering Fecal Source Tracking in the Cibolo Preserve Using Molecular Tools
FY15 Janis Bush Environmental Science & Ecology $1,500 A Comparison of Small Mammals in three Habitats at the Cibolo Preserve
FY15 Yongli Gao Geological Sciences $3,000 Surface and SubSurface Karst Feature Surveying and Mapping
FY14 Kathryn Brown Antrhopology $3,000 TBD – Dr. Brown may not continue the project this fall. Dr. Brown’s graduate student is currently processing all GIS data that was collected last year.
FY14 Janis Bush Environmental Science & Ecology $3,000 Dr. Bush continued to conduct research on Post Oaks.
FY14 Yongli Gao Geological Sciences $3,000 Dr. Gao is investigating groundwater and surface water interaction in Cibolo Creek. Enviornmental and artificial tracers will be used to investigate surface water and groundwater interactions.
FY14 Alexis Godet Geological Sciences $3,500 Dr. Godet studied linking rudist repartition to paleoenvironmental conditions: Evidence from the Glen Rose Rudist reef, Herffs Falls, Cibolo Preserve.
FY12 Jyotsna Sharma-Srinivasan Biology $3,000 Dr. Sharma-Srinivasan conducted a baseline study of invertebrates at two stations in Cibolo Creek that are downstream and
FY12 Afamia El-Nakat Environmental Science/TSERI $3,000 Dr. El-Nakat conducted a comparative analysis of soil moisture content through soil enhancement for the reducation of desertification
FY11 Xiaofeng Liu Civil Engineering $3,000 Dr. Liu conducted research on Cibolo Creek water flow accounting inside the Cibolo Preserve.
FY10 Hatim Sharif Civil Engineering $3,000 Dr. Sharif studied hydrometeorological processes in semi-arid environments.
FY09 Hatim Sharif Civil Engineering $3,000 Dr. Sharif measured the water flow after rainfall events to estimate runoff from catchment area.
FY09 Daniel Gonzalez Architecture $3,000 Dr. Gonzalez studied the development and design of architectural spaces within the natural environment that will serve as educational and research spaces.
FY09 Jamon Halvaksz Antrhopology $3,000 Dr. Halvaksz conducted archival research and interviews regarding the use and management of the Cibolo Preserve. Research documented changes in the use of land practices, human-environment interactions and archival records of the same.
FY09 Alan Dutton Geological Sciences $3,000 Dr. Dutton conducted research on hydrogeophysics investigation of the contributing watershed of the Fern Bank Springs to map subsurface karst features and provide data for better understanding of the subsurface hydrological processes that control groundwater flow, recharge, and discharged in a karst setting.
FY09 Janis Bush Geological Sciences $3,000 Dr. Bush conducted a research study on Post Oak Community Structure, Function, Dynamics and Potential Controlling Factors in Central Texas.