Seed Grant Program

The PCCRC seed grant program is designed to encourage and fund cross-college collaborations that lead to the submission of interdisciplinary proposals to external agencies. The grants are not meant to fund complete projects, but to provide a modest amount of support to start new research and/or education efforts. Awardees are expected to submit a proposal to an external funding agency through the PCCRC within one academic year following the award.  

Anyone certified by the Office of the Vice President for Research to serve as a Principal Investigator to an outside agency may submit a proposal. The proposed team may include investigators from outside of Purdue. Project PIs and all Purdue co-PIs must be members of the PCCRC.

The Center typically releases two calls for proposals annually.  If you are interested in receiving notification of upcoming calls, send an email to

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