SSRI Seed Grants

SSRI Seed Grants

Deadline to Apply: Open until funding cap has been reached

SSRI provides research support for investigators from diverse fields within the social and behavioral sciences, research collaborations across disciplinary lines, across colleges and research centers, and across universities as well as the activities of multidisciplinary and translational research centers. The seed grants are typically open on a rolling basis. The faculty fellows/professorships are only open for specified time period which are identified below. SSRI also provides an historical account of Special RFAs they have funded. If you have any questions on SSRI funding, please contact

SSRI prioritizes topics that align with the Institute’s Strategic Foci including causes and consequences of inequality, human development and behavior, social and environmental determinants of health, innovative and data intensive research methods, and individual and community impact. They especially encourage submissions with a focus on health and the environment, as well as those pursuing other emerging areas of inquiry.

They also encourage research projects that facilitate engagement with our Interdisciplinary Research Institutes and Centers (Population Research InstituteChild Maltreatment Solutions Network , and Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness), and Research Consortia (Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction, and Geroscience and Dementia Prevention Consortium ) as well as projects that pursue other emerging area of inquiry.