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Research Council

Research Council

Research Council Seed Grants Awards

The University of Dayton Research Council Seed Grants (RCSG) are competitive and merit-based awards. These are designated to support only research and scholarship projects which show clear potential for increasing the investigator’s research productivity which should result in refereed publications, juried creative work, and external research funding.


The primary objective of the RCSG grants is to initiate scholarly research and to assist tenure-track faculty achieve their research/scholarship objectives. An RCSG research proposal, in addition to describing a well thought-out research project, must show evidence that the investigator has a definite and ongoing plan to increase research productivity.

The Research Council Seed Grant does not fund course revisions or classroom text writing, teaching, or course development proposals. These types of activities may be funded through the Office of the Provost.


Information for researchers including eligibility, requirements, and evaluation/reports can now be found in Porches.


Office for Research

Daniel J. Curran Place
1700 Patterson Blvd
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7758