The UVA Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing offers seed fund grants to support innovative research  that makes use of the Center's equipment. Seed grants lead to competitive external grant applications, provisional patents, and peer-reviewed publications in a 6-18 month time frame from the date of funding.

  • Applications are reviewed by the Steering Committee on a rolling basis.

  • Projects must include a Center Steering Committee as a collaborator.

  • Total award amount can range from $1,000-$20,000 per grant.

  • Funds are limited to supplies only. (Salary, student stipends, and equipment are not allowable budget items.)

  • Principal Investigators of funded seed projects agree to provide quarterly progress updates to the Center's Steering Committee.

Please apply using the online form here and also email Shayn Peirce-Cottler ( and George Christ ( when you apply to inform them of your application:

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