Environmental Center Seed Grants

The Environmental Center supports multidisciplinary research through two mechanisms, seed research grants and executive board initiatives. The former is intended to support new projects with potential for significant faculty advancement and outside funding. The latter emphasizes applications of science and technology to solving real world problems with potential for making significant impacts on our society at the local and state levels.


Seed Grants for up to $4,000 are available to faculty or teams of UNF personnel that include at least one tenure track faculty member. The grants are intended to facilitate the creation or maintenance of multidisciplinary projects related to environmental teaching and research. Seed grant funds may be used for faculty stipends, OPS wages for students, and allowable materials/expenses directly related to proposed project.


2013-2014 Seed Grant Guidelines and Application

Examples of Past Seed Grant Applications


Voices from the Stream: An Environmental History of the St. Johns River 2009


Dig in! Go Green! Fruit and Vegetable Gardening with Preschoolers 2009


 Current Seed Grant Recepients

Drs. Butler and Lambert; Diamondback Terrapins: Filling the Distribution Gaps and Developing Gaps and Developing a Nesting Habitat Index for Northeastern Florida


Drs. Largo-Wight, Guardino, Hall, and Mr. Charles Hubbuch; Cultivating Healthy School Environments: An Outdoor Classroom Pilot Study


Dr. Nicholson; Lead Exposure for Children in Poverty: The Importance of Primary Prevention


Drs. Dinsmore, Parkinson, Zoellner, and Rossi; Using Different Types of Text to Change Beliefs About Environmental Science and Perceptions of Scientific Evidence

    Past Seed Grant Recepients and Projects