GLRC-ICC Rapid Research Seedling Grant Recipients Announced

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) and the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) are excited to announce the recipients of the second round of Rapid Research Seedling Grants.

The following principal investigators (PIs) and co-principal investigators (co-PIs) received seedling grants for projects to be conducted during summer semester 2023:

ICC Grants

GLRC Grants

  • PI: Ashraf Saleem (AC)
    Co-PIs: Thomas Oommen (GMES) and Erik Kocher (GLRC)
    Award: $10,000\
  • PI: Amy Marcarelli (BioSci)
    Co-PIs: Jamey Anderson (GLRC), Colin Brooks (MTRI), Casey Huckins (BioSci) and Pengfei Xue (CEGE/GLRC)
    Award: $10,000
  • PI: Jay Meldrum (VPR/KRC)
    Award: $10,000
  • PI: Lanrong Bi (Chem)
    Co-PIs: Adrienne Minerick (ChE), Thomas Werner (BioSci), Zhiying Shan (KIP) and Chunxiu Yu (BioMed)
    Award: $10,000

Together, the GLRC and ICC have committed $100,000 in Rapid Research Seedling Grants for projects conducted during spring semester 2023, summer semester 2023, and fall semester 2023.

The intent of this opportunity is to provide faculty and research staff funds for idea development and data collection that will quickly enable large externally sponsored funding requests.

Proposals will be accepted from Michigan Tech tenured, tenure-track, and research faculty; and research scientists and engineers. Any individual researcher is eligible to receive up to one award per calendar year as a PI.

Applications are due July 1, 2023, for the fall award. Awards will be announced within one month of the funding cycle deadline. Projects should have a duration of one semester with request amounts not to exceed $10,000.

Awardees must be an affiliated member of the GLRC and/or ICC and are expected to assign a center/institute of the GLRC or ICC to any subsequent proposals and awards generated using the data developed/enabled with the rapid seedling funding.

The application form, additional information, and instructions can be found in the Member Resources section of the GLRC Institute webpage and on the ICC website.

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