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Seed Grants

The Environmental Center at the University of North Florida seeks to stimulate the creation of multidisciplinary research projects related to the environment. The grants offered to faculty are intended to “seed” environmentally related research that subsequently results in the preparation and submission of a proposal to an external funding agency that is submitted through the Environmental Center. In addition, the Environmental Center especially hopes to inspire effective collaboration between faculty members and students in diverse disciplines. The Seed Grants are competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals.

The Seed Grant program is supported by an endowment provided by the River Branch Foundation. A recent gift from the Vulcan Materials Company Foundation has allowed the Environmental Center to expand the Seed Grant program and offer two additional grants focused on water issues in Northeast Florida.

2019 Applications for Funding

The 2019 applications for funding are now open. Click here for additional details and the full application

Available Grants

Environmental Research Grants

Two environmental research grants funded by the River Branch Foundation are available for up to $6,000 each. These proposals must address one or more of the priorities of the Environmental Center, which include:

  • Rivers, coasts and springs
  • Parks and preserves
  • Sustainability (social, health, environmental and economic)

Water Quality Grants

Two water research grants funded by the Vulcan Materials Company Foundation are available for up to $5,000 each. These proposals must address water issues in Northeast Florida.


Seed Grant Recipients and Funded Projects