2019 Pitt Seed Project to Launch in January

In January 2019, the University of Pittsburgh will issue a new call for Pitt Seed Project proposals. All faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the initiative’s process and attend information sessions in the new year.

In 2018 — its inaugural year — 23 project proposals were awarded funding.

Upcoming information sessions

To learn more about  the Pitt Seed application process or ask the project administrator questions, consider attending an information session listed below.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Room 121

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
Posvar Hall, Room 2500

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
1-2 p.m.
William Pitt Union, Room 630

About the Pitt Seed Project initiative

Now in its second year, the Pitt Seed Project is an initiative funded by the Office of the Chancellor that offers faculty, staff and students an opportunity to directly and actively contribute to the University’s strategic transformation. Proposals must support one or more of the six goals outlined in the The Plan for Pitt, and chosen applicants can receive up to $50,000 to advance their project. Funded projects are well-defined initiatives that will play instrumental roles in improving the University of Pittsburgh.

Proposed projects can focus on: research ideas, academic programs, enhancing the student experience, process improvement, diversity, community and industry partnership development, outreach, methods of teaching and learning, workshops and lectures.


Anyone who is interested in applying for Pitt Seed Project funding is required to submit a letter of intent by Friday, Feb. 8, at noon.

The application period will open after Feb. 8, with all materials due Friday, March 8, at noon.

Download the PDF or visit the Pitt Seed Project webpage or for additional details about this opportunity, including information on eligibility and the selection process.