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Seed Research Grants

Funding Innovative Research

The Stanford Energy 3.0 Program pools funds from member companies to support Seed Research Grants based on faculty proposals in areas related to energy, materials, chemistry and sustainability. Uses for seed grants include exploratory efforts in interdisciplinary research areas, start-up grants for new research projects, and funding high-risk, innovative ideas.  

Scientific Rewards

By providing Stanford faculty with the seed funding necessary to demonstrate the feasibility of their ideas, the Stanford Energy 3.0 grants catalyze innovation, in addition to making the faculty much more competitive for federal grants, which contribute valuable resources to the university.

Explore Research Funded by our Seed Grants

2014-15 Seed Grants were in response to the Request for Proposals on Sensors and Big Data for Solving Environmental Challenges. Please see the RFP for details. 

Additional information and a list of recipients can be found on the 2014-15 Seed Grant Recipients page.