Seed Grants

Designed to stimulate interdiscilinary research between world-class researchers, the Petit Institute proudly supports seed grant programs that provide funding opportunities that serve as a catalyst for bio-related breakthroughs.

Petit Institute Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program

The goal of the Petit Institute Seed Grant Program is to stimulate new interdisciplinary research collaborations between Petit Institute investigators. Seed grant opportunities:

  • Collaborative Seed Grants - Proposal submissions should represent a new collaborative research project. Two co-principal investigators from different colleges are required and both must be Petit Institute faculty members. Primary faculty members are those who hold regular appointments at Georgia Tech. Priority given to teams who have never worked together before. Learn more.
  • NEW! Core Facility Seed Grants - Petit Institute Seed Grants for Core Facilities was created to give investigators an opportunity to try out Petit Institute core facility equipment. Only one Petit Institute investigator is needed per application. Petit Institute investigators from Georgia Tech or Emory University are eligible. Learn more.

Dr. J. David Allen Seed Grant

In 2017, J. David Allen announced a $1 million gift that would be disbursed over a 10-year period, to the Georgia Research Alliance to advance cell-manufacturing related research and development at Emory, Georgia Tech, and UGA. The gift creates a unique partnership designed to accelerate collaboration, stimulate innovation, and help establish Georgia as a leader in cellular manufacturing.