Deadline approaching to apply for EPSCoR research seed grants

The deadline to UA faculty and students to apply for Alaska NSF EPSCoR Research Seed Grants is 5 p.m. Alaska time this Friday, Oct. 14.

Faculty Research Seed Grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to University of Alaska scientists to carry out research that supports project goals. Early- and mid-career, full-time faculty members (including postdoctoral researchers) are encouraged to apply, as are any research professionals eligible for PI status within their department. Student Research Seed Grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded for similar proposals from graduate or undergraduate students at the University of Alaska.

Projects should address themes relevant to the “Fire & Ice” project, which consists of two research components: a Boreal Fires team studying climate-driven changes to fire regimes in the boreal forest, and a Coastal Margins team studying the impacts of climate-driven changes to nearshore ecosystems and organisms in the Gulf of Alaska.

Research Seed Grant applicants will need to identify the component with which their proposed project best aligns. Applicants are strongly encouraged to talk with the appropriate component leads (Boreal Fires: Uma Bhatt or Todd Brinkman; Coastal Margins: Brenda Konar, LeeAnn Munk or Julie Schram) to ensure that their proposed research fits within team goals. Research projects that increase diversity in STEM engagement will be given priority.

EPSCoR will award at least two Faculty Research Seed Grants and at least two Student Research Seed Grants, with an expected award period of Jan. 1 – Sept. 1, 2023. Awards will be announced by Oct. 24, 2022.

Visit the EPSCoR awards page for full criteria and to apply. For more information, please contact Tara Borland at or (907) 474-6288.