Seed Funding

Ken Kennedy Institute Seed Funding

No active calls for proposals at this time.

The Ken Kennedy Institute can support new ideas through collaborative research, planning, and development. If you have an idea that needs seed funding, please email us at KenKennedy@rice.edu

Active Seed Funding

Ken Kennedy Institute has a vision of leveraging computing and digital technology for social impact by funding humanities-based projects.

$10,000 awarded to Alida Metcalf, History, and John Mulligan, Center for Research Computing, for “Digital Humanities Research Development Funding”, awarded December 2020 

Enriching Rice Through Information Technology (ERIT)

The key mission is to fund projects that demonstrate a clear institutional benefit AND/OR can demonstrate a clear potential for external funding, that involve ideas and faculty crossing school boundaries, and that explore the impact of the pervasiveness of information technology on society. We are looking for proposals that promote the mission of the Ken Kennedy Institute, support community building efforts with a potential high return on investment, and give rise to new collaborations that bridge across campus. Proposals that demonstrate potential for short‐ and long‐term impact and position researchers for being competitive for obtaining external funding are strongly encouraged. 

  • Up to 100K per year pending availability of funds
  • $5-50k per award (1-2 years duration, larger awards generally 2 years)

Collaborative Advances in Biomedical Computing (CABC) 

The key mission is to fund projects that demonstrate a clear institutional benefit AND/OR can demonstrate a clear potential for external funding, that involve ideas and faculty from at least one TMC institution outside Rice, that explore opportunities at the interface of information and computing technology and biomedicine. We are looking for proposals that promote the mission of the Ken Kennedy Institute and support community building efforts with a potential high return on investment. Proposals that demonstrate potential for lasting impact, give rise to new collaborations, and have a high probability for attracting external long‐term funding are strongly encouraged.

  • Up to $500k per year pending availability of funds
  • $5-100k per award (1-2 years duration, lager awards generally 2 years)