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Solicitation opens
May 1, 2018


2018 Proposals: Due by 5pm EST June 1, 2018

The ExCITe Center opens the call for novel, transdisciplinary research projects providing the opportunity to develop concepts that may be difficult to support through traditional channels. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of ExCITe and Research-affiliated faculty and staff, and projects selected for support will receive:


Funding up to $5000 per project (awards will vary by project needs)

Use of the ExCITe Center facility for project work (as appropriate)

Additional opportunities for engagement with other ExCITe Center projects and participants



The project team must be transdisciplinary and include at least one Drexel participant. This includes any current Drexel student, faculty, or staff member.

Project timelines will vary: three to nine months is a reasonable range for project duration.

All funding must be spent during the fiscal year of its awarding.

Indirect costs (organizational or institutional overhead) will not be supported and should not be included.

Awarded projects will be required to submit progress reports and present at one of the ExCITe Center's monthly convening (T3) during the period of the award.




Announce call for proposals: May 01, 2018 (Tuesday)


Proposals due by 5:00 PM EDT June 1, 2018 (Friday)


Awards announced: July 2, 2018 (Monday)




The body of the proposal is limited to 2 pages, the budget is a separate single page. Complete proposals should be submitted as a single PDF attachment sent to, with the subject line: Seed Submission.


Title: (100 characters)

Project Statement: (1 sentence max)

Objective: (250 characters)

Project Team: Include for all members - first name, last name, organization, department, email

Project Plan: State or map out the anticipated workflow and timeline for the development of the project.

Budget: As detailed as possible/reasonable, i.e. “$250 for 5x antenna”, not “$250 for supplies.”

Optional Supplemental Materials:


Up to 2 images or one video (as link) may be submitted.