Funding Opportunities 

Small Grants

FUNding Friday

Seed funding for emerging technology

The ESIP Lab releases Request for Proposals (RPFs) annually to seek innovative ideas for high-risk, high-reward projects and/or seed funding necessary to demonstrate a proof of concept.  Proposals that are collaborative across academic departments or institutions receive priority.

See a list of our previously funded projects.

FUNding Friday at the ESIP Summer Meeting

FUNding Friday is a mini-grant competition held annually at the ESIP Summer Meeting. This competition serves several purposes:

  • Promote and reward new collaborations or bridges between ESIP projects and technologies, so that novel outcomes can be explored.
  • Foster small-scale projects of real value by supporting salary, travel—whatever is needed to realize the proposed work.
  • Showcase how ESIP can leverage current technologies and member skills to add new services with a modest amount of funding.

Winning member projects receive $5,000, students receive $3,000.

Check out our past winners

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