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Research and Development Science Team Seed Grants

Science teams should be interdisciplinary and inter-institutional with the goals of creating new economic value, answering significant research questions, and addressing societal challenges. Applicants should address these goals by establishing innovative research teams or new businesses. The 2024 cohort will add to our list of successful and dynamic teams created between 2020 and 2023.


DPI Seed Grants Request for Proposals (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


For this funding opportunity DPI is seeking proposals in the following sectors:

  •  Fintech / Insurtech
  •  Digital Health
  •  Climate Solutions
  •  Transportation / Infrastructure
  •  Food Technologies
  •  Computing and Information Technology
  •  Cannabis (medicinal, agricultural and social equity)
  •  Humanities, Arts, Media, Social Sciences, Law and Public Policy

Researchers who are seeking for specific expertise to complement their teams, please fill out the following table:



Deadline: 2/28/24 by 11:59 pm

The deadline for proposals has passed. If you have any questions, please reach out to with a copy to

Information Session and Team Facilitation Meeting

This information took place via Zoom on Jan 24, 2024


  1. Welcome and Agenda–Ranjan Karri, DPI Director of Academic Affairs
  2. DPI Vision and Overview–Bill Jackson, DPI Executive Director
  3. DPI Science Team RFP Details–Venkata Krishnan, DPI Director of Research
  4. Followed by Q&A on RFP
  5. Teaming Session – Marcia Silva – Associate Director, DPI R&D

Click here to download the following:


DPI Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Public Policy Information Session

This information took place via Zoom on Feb 7, 2024


If you have any questions, please reach out to with a copy to