Seed Grants, Multidisciplinary Awards Will Advance RU-N’s Strategic Priorities

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More than $4 million in seed grants, to more than 50 individuals, combined with more than $420,000 in multidisciplinary research grants, will cultivate sustainable projects that advance the priorities articulated in the university’s strategic plan, Rutgers University–Newark: Where Opportunity Meets Excellence.

The awards through the Chancellor’s Seed Grant Program will go to teams for funding new and creative projects that support economic development; strong, healthy neighborhoods; diversity and social justice; new RU-N degrees; K-20 education; arts and culture; and science.

The Initiative for Multidisciplinary Research Teams (IMRT) Awards, individual grants ranging from $26,720 to $80,000, supports the establishment and growth of research collaborations among faculty to enable them to compete more effectively for external funding. Investing in collaborative academic and research programs is a top strategic priority for the university.