Center for Digital Ag issues call for seed funding proposals

03.04.19 -

The Illinois Center for Digital Agriculture is pleased to announce a request for seed funding proposals. Seed funding awards up to $50k for one year will be made for new collaborations in at least one of the four theme areas in the Center for Digital Agriculture. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 by 11:59pm CDT. Decisions are expected to be announced on May 1, 2019.

The Center for Digital Agriculture will leverage the strong tradition of team building for large long-term interdisciplinary research and education projects at Illinois. Projects should represent new interdisciplinary collaborations, including a minimum of two PIs from different domain areas. Examples of domain areas include agriculture, environmental sciences, engineering, statistics and computer science. Proposals must include practical plans to initiate long-term collaborations and externally funded activities under the Center for Digital Agriculture, preferably identifying one or more specific future funding opportunities. Awards will be made subject to the availability of funds and review panel recommendations.

Theme Areas:

  • Automation
  • Data
  • Animals and Crops
  • People in Agriculture

View the full CFP and apply on EasyChair.

Learn more about the seed funding opportunity and meet potential project collaborators at the Center for Digital Agriculture Faculty and Staff Workshop on March 13 & 14, 2019 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Click here to register for all or part of this event.

If you’re unable to attend but want to stay up to date with the latest developments and seed funding opportunities, please join our Digital Ag email membership list.

About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of the Fortune 50® for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.