Seed projects

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Twenty-one new projects have been selected to join the SfTI research community in the 2019 Seed funding round. The projects will be funded for up to $200,000 each.

Since 2016 SfTI has funded an additional 32 Seed projects. You can read about the achievements of many of these projects on our Meet the Researchers pages.

About the 2019 Seed funding process

Applications closed on 21 March 2019 and 133 were received. The assessment panel carefully reviewed each one and made recommendations that were approved by the SfTI board.

Read the Seed Projects: 2019 Call for Proposals (PDF 402 KB). 

Watch a recorded slide show about the 2019 Call for Proposals.

Read our answers to questions about the Call for Proposals.

2017 Seed projects

2017 Seed outlines and leaders (PDF 209 KB)

2017 Seed funding questions and answers (PDF 325 KB)

2016 Seed projects

2016 Seed project summaries (PDF 186 KB)

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