The Geospatial Research Initiative, in collaboration with Washington University Here and Next, provides seed grants to support interdisciplinary teams collaborating on innovative geospatial research that has the potential for broad scientific or societal impact.
The Geospatial Research Initiative was established in Fall 2023. The GRI is a two-year project to accelerate research in geospatial science on campus. The GRI supports seminars, grant development workshops, and seed grants, all aimed at fostering interdisciplinary geospatial research with the potential for external funding.
Seed grants will address significant geospatial research problems that have a strong potential for future external funding. Seed grants can be used to gather pilot data, perform preliminary analyses, or produce analytical tools with a goal of successfully competing for future sponsored research opportunities.
Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) must be full-time faculty at Washington University at the time of application.
Each applicant may submit up to two proposals as a PI or Co-PI.
More information about applying for these seed grants can be found here.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 31, 2024.