W.S. Lee College of Engineering Internal Funding

Leading-edge, collaborative research activities lie at the core of the William States Lee College of Engineering’s culture and success. To further advance and accelerate novel concepts in fundamental, applied, and educational research, four new seed grant programs are being supported by the College. A total of $125,000 per year will be available to support these programs. The primary purpose of the seed grant programs are to provide funds to stimulate activities that will lead to the development and submission of competitive research proposals to an external funding agency that provide full Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost recovery. The programs encourage multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations.

The Seed Funding Proposal Guidelines provide details on the 4 different opportunities: 

  • Type I: Competitive Proposal Enhancement (CPE) Grant
  • Type II: Multidisciplinary Team Initiation (MTI) Grants
  • Type III: Trans-Discipline College Initiation (TCI) Grants
  • Type IV: Education Initiative (EI) Grants

Deadline for AY 2023/2024: January 9, 2024.
Submissions should be emailed to aflanag5@charlotte.edu.

List of previously awarded seed grants