Seed Grants

Brains & Behavior Seed Grants promote research in neuroscience and behavior at Georgia State University.  Seed Grants are in amounts up to $30,000 for one calendar year and are intended to support research that will lead directly to the submission of an extramural research grant application. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, although no longer required. The PI can be any tenured or tenure-track faculty at Georgia State University, provided they satisfy the new participation requirements, which are meant to insure that every B&B Seed Grant participant will be competitive as an extramural grant applicant.

General Annual Timeline for Seed Grants:

Call for Applications ~ January

Applications Due ~ Late March

Funding Period ~ July 1st – June 30th

Progress Reports Due ~ December after funding has ended.

Call for applications is now.

Download the 2017 Seed Grant Application here.

Click here to view a sample of winning Seed Grant proposals from years past.

2016 Seed Grant Awardees

  • Eyal Aharoni- Psychology- An empirical examination of neurobiologically informed risk assessment
  • Elliott Albers- NeuroscienceCollection of preliminary data for resubmission of an NIH R21 application entitled: Advances in the study of social neuroendocrinology
  • Sarah Brosnan- PsychologyUnderstanding how social factors and hormonal signatures relate to variation in response to violated expectations in social groups
  • Andrew Butler- NursingBrain network activity changes following stroke and rehabilitative treatments
  • Nancy Forger- NeuroscienceThe Role of Epigenetics in the Sexual Differentiation of Cell Phenotype
  • Erin Hecht- PsychologyNeuroanatomical correlates of individual variation in cooperation and inequity aversion in capuchin monkeys
  • Paul Katz- NeuroscienceEvo-Devo of neural circuits
  • Rob Latzman- PsychologyGenetic foundation of self-awareness
  • Heather Offutt- PsychologyDid I hear that? The role of imagination in psychosis
  • Sarah Pallas- NeuroscienceThe EphA/ephrinA signaling pathway as a barrier to regeneration after traumatic brain injury
  • Aras Petrulis- NeuroscienceOptogenetic control of social communication