Seed Funding Program

Supporting Campus Research

The Illinois Applied Research Institute Seed Funding Program was designed to infuse ready-to-go campus applied research projects with the money needed to get past a developmental hurdle or a technical challenge. 

The ARI expects the program to establish complementary partnerships with faculty that will result in the development of future ARI research programs. At least five projects are expected to receive funding and individual project awards will range from $20,000 to $50,000. 

Funding Recipients