We are pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 OSU Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Seed Grant Program request for applications is now available. The CAPS mission is to build synergy that illuminates basic biological concepts and ultimately translate these into applications that offer practical solutions to important problems. CAPS provides affiliated members with support and tools for novel discoveries, commercialization and, ultimately, economic development opportunities. CAPS fosters this work by building collaborative teams, attracting world-class faculty, and actively developing partnerships with industry and government. (See https://caps.osu.edu/about-caps.)
The goals of the CAPS Seed Grant Program are to broaden Center affiliation and to foster nascent CAPS teams engaged in activities that build research capacity in one or more broadly-defined strategic areas (see below).
CAPS seeks to fund projects that provide interdisciplinary connections among OSU faculty, staff, students and external partners that also leverage diverse talents, expertise, and resources through collaborative work. CAPS Seed Grants are intended to generate new research activities or novel extensions of existing activities, rather than simply providing supplementary project funding. Emphasis will be placed on teams and projects that leverage interdisciplinary research and are likely to produce tangible outputs resulting in capacity building and/or extramural funding at OSU.
CAPS 2018 Seed Grants at a Glance
Eligibility: Faculty-student teams, preferably reflecting collaborations between multiple departments or colleges
Due dates: Letter of intent due: August 6, 2018
Full proposal due: September 21, 2018
Total funding: 4 to 6 awards of $25,000 to $75,000