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Seed Grant

Summer 2021 Seed Grant Program

June 24, 2021

We are extremely pleased to announce an open call for applications to the SUMS Seed Grant Program


The objectives of the SUMS Seed Grants are to encourage new mass spectrometry projects and new methodologies, and to generate pilot data in support of research proposals for external funding agencies. Exciting, groundbreaking research happens where different fields, technologies and knowledge come together. 

With this call, SUMS is particularly interested in the following: 

  • Assisting PIs to incorporate mass spectrometry into their research
  • Supporting the application of our existing capabilities to emerging research areas
  • Developing new workflows with our existing instrumentation base to advance research
  • Helping PIs generate preliminary data to use in proposals for larger research grants

Projects in support of emerging mass spectrometry-related research areas, early phase investigations, and preliminary data for extramural proposals will be given priority.

Apply for up to $5,000 with a concise, 2-page proposal.  Proposals are due on July 19, 2021, and awards will be announced in August.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss potential projects with SUMS staff before proposal submission. 

For full details and application, see the opportunity on the Stanford Seed Funding site: