SEEDS You Choose Leadership Awards

Application deadline for the 2017-2018 application cycle: September 29, 2017.

Click here to see the 2016-2017 winners and their proposals!

Application Guidelines:
SEEDS You Choose Application 2017-2018
Click here for a representative NSF-style CV.

About the award: The SEEDS "You Choose" Leadership Award for Cultural Transformation program makes several annual awards of $2,500 each. These awards are made to support diversity and foster community and career satisfaction.  The activities are not pre-defined. Examples of previously funded activities are on page two of the application. Instead, the activitiy is up to you: You Choose!

Eligibility:   Eligibility has expanded to include all disciplines across all three UM campuses. Previously awards targeted scientists and engineers through the NSF-ADVANCED SEEDS program  (“Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success”).  Because our program has now been institutionalized by UM as "A SEED for Success" Program within the Office of Faculty Affairs, eligibility for these awards has expanded beyond the STEM disciplines.

Although the program generally targets pre-tenure and tenured faculty, eligibility has also expanded to other groups.  Those faculty with other appointments (e.g., research track faculty and lecturers) and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to apply in partnership with tenure track faculty.  An individual or group, from any academic unit, may submit applications. 

For more information, please contact Marisol Capellan, SEEDS Program Manager, at