Seed Funding

The CSRAI seed funding proposal submission deadline for 2021 was on October 15, 2020. Details on the next round of seed funding opportunities will be available soon.

Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence manages an annual seed funding program, which aims to generate proof-of-concept studies and preliminary results that will lead to bigger externally funded projects.

Funding will be provided through two types of grants:

  • Collaboration Initiation Funding ($500-$5,000) designed to assist Penn State faculty to form interdisciplinary research teams and seed projects directed at pursuing external funding.
  • Pilot Project Funding ($5,000-$25,000) to support research projects with specific research questions, a well-conceived theoretical basis, an identified team of Penn State faculty collaborators, and strong potential to obtain external funding.