The objective of the DevSci pilot research initiatives, hosted in the DevSci Center for Research Incubation, is to support pilot work and collaborative efforts to enhance the competitiveness of extramural grant submissions in the developmental sciences for faculty and graduate students. Special focus is placed on the outsized impact of early development and experience and the critical importance of building a science base towards earlier identification and prevention across the lifespan.
$70,000Total Faculty Awards
11Total student and faculty projects awarded
$20,000Total Student Awards
Current Seed Fund Announcements
FACULTY SEED FUNDING
As part of DevSci’s overarching goal to catalyze high-impact collaborations in developmental sciences, our seed fund competition with the Center for Research Incubation strives to target inventive research that synthesizes a transdisciplinary methodology.
This year’s grant of $10,000 will go to a project titled “Establishing biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognostication in Sturge-Weber syndrome” submitted by Tracy Gertler (PI), Gemma Carvill (Co-I), and Sarah Chamlin (Co-I).
STUDENT SEED FUNDING
DevSci’s Center for Transdisciplinary Training’s mission is to advocate student training in developmental sciences, geared toward innovations in biomedical and social sciences with an emphasis on early life and experiences and/or developmental mechanisms of health and well-being across the lifespan. Recipients are expected to exemplify DevSci’s fundamental goals toward interdisciplinary innovation. Applications for student seed funding will be accepted in early spring, with the recipients announced in the summer.
This year DevSci granted a total of $6,000 to recipients Jiayin Xiang and Ping Rochanavibhata for their innovative and nuanced project proposals.