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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.

2020 Applications for Funding

Applications for 2020 funding cycle are now open! The deadline for applications is Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m. Please see the application for additional details and guidelines.  


  • Environmental Research Grant – $8,000
  • Water Research Grant – Two grants at $5,000 each


Seed Grant Application

Seed Grant Recipients and Funded Projects