Seed Grants

Seed Grants ImageOwing to budget cuts, the UGA Institute of Gerontology will not be funding the Seed Grant Program in 2004-05 fiscal year. We hope to resume the funding cycle in future academic years. Please check this page for updates.

The Georgia Gerontology Consortium initiated the Seed Grant Program during the 1998-99 academic year. Faculty members and students at any University System of Georgia affiliated institution are eligible to apply. There are two different types of grants available to faculty and students:
1. Research, class development, or community program development in gerontology; and
2. Travel funds for attending meetings or workshops that focus on gerontology or faculty development.

The number of grants awarded and the dollar amount set aside for each funding cycle is determined by available funding, quality of submissions, and budgets requested. All proposals are competitively peer-reviewed.

For pictures of our 2006 Faculty & Student Seed Grant Symposium, click here.

For a list of the recipients for the 2001-02 competition, along with descriptions of their research, click here.

For a list of the recipients for the 2000-01 competition, along with descriptions of their research, click here.

The deadline for seed grant applications is set early enough in an academic year so that faculty and student applicants are able to complete their research by the end of that academic year. Each funding cycle, a call for proposals is distributed by mass mailing, media announcements, and publication to The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology website. To download the most current call for proposals (2006), click here.

An informative brochure containing additional information about the Seed Grant Program is available online at this website. Click here to download a copy.

For more information concerning the Seed Grant Program, to request a mailed copy of the brochure, or to call for proposals, please contact:

Help Desk Coordinator
Institute of Gerontology Help Desk
255 E. Hancock Avenue
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 425-3222
Fax: (706) 425-3221
Email: helpdesk@geron.uga.edu

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