Pitt Seed 2.0 accepting first-round video submissions

For the second year, the revamped Pitt Seed internal funding program is starting its application process by seeking 90-second video pitches.

Pitt Seed projects are judged for their alignment with the Plan for Pitt, the statement of a problem or need, and the engagement of a transdisciplinary team.

The pitch videos must be submitted by 5 p.m. Feb. 1, 2023.  Full information about the process is available at the Pitt Seed Video Pitch page. The application is available via single sign on at my.pitt.edu

The selected projects will participate in program empowerment training to potentially move the proposal forward. Participants will receive up to a $2,000 stipend at the completion of all training.

Any Pitt faculty or staff member is eligible to serve as a lead applicant on a Pitt Seed Project. This is the sixth round of the competition, which has funded more than 90 projects since 2018. Pitt Seed 2.0 is midway through the first year of its new model where 10 projects were selected to compete for $500,000 funding, which will be announced in May 2023. 

Each cohort of the Pitt Seed program aims to identify one project to scale for broad impact across the University and bring that project to the institutional level.