Pitt Seed Projects

Supporting the Plan for Pitt

Pitt Seed Projects are well-defined actions that directly reflect the goals of the Plan for Pitt and will play an instrumental role in transforming the University as a whole.

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The success of the University’s strategic plan is predicated upon engagement across the University. One of the focused efforts directed toward this engagement is the annual opportunity for faculty and staff to submit ideas for transformative projects that are directed towards supporting one or more of the six goals and associated strategies within the Plan for Pitt. Letters of intent for Pitt Seed Projects are collected in February.

What are Pitt Seed Projects?

Pitt Seed Projects are well-defined actions that will play an instrumental role in transforming the University of Pittsburgh. Proposed projects can include a range of activities, including: research ideas, academic programs, process improvement, diversity, community and industry partnership development, outreach, methods of teaching and learning, workshops, lectures and enhancing the student experience.

Selection Process

Annually, the Chancellor’s Office will invest funds to support the Pitt Seed Project initiative. Applicants can request up to $50,000.