Research Seed Grants Overview

Now accepting applications for spring 2017 — all applications due Friday, October 28, 2016

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) is partnering with the Boston Indicators (BI) Project to provide research seed grants for graduate students conducting original data-oriented research on the Boston area at the intersection of scholarship and policy. Grants will fund activities during the Spring 2017 semester. Applications can be submitted by students at any local university.

The Research Seed Grants program supports two different types of projects:

For each type of project, new data sets and associated documentation will be published in BARI’s Boston Data Library when the project is completed. Projects will also be highlighted through the BI blog and podcast. Examples of past projects can be found here.

Applicants may request up to $5,000, which can be used for any project-related expenses, including materials, software, participant recruitment, or student stipend. Applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment by their home institution to provide matching funds. Projects without matching funds will not be considered.

Applying for the Research Seed Grants

Applications will be accepted at until Friday, October 28th, 2016 and should include: