2017 Call for Applications for the S3 (Science and Society @ State) Interdisciplinary Seed Grant

The S3 Interdisciplinary Seed Grant supports new or emerging interdisciplinary collaborations between MSU’s science studies scholars (sociologists/historians/anthropologists/artists/etc. who study science) and STEM/health scholars. These interdisciplinary seed grants help create opportunities for collaborative research projects between the scholars working within a scientific/medical field, and the humanists, artists or social scientists who study that field.

Funding available for each project will be in the range of $10,000. Eligible expenses include course releases (with chair/dean’s permission), support for graduate or undergraduate assistants, or other expenses that clearly promote outcomes from a new or emerging interdisciplinary collaboration.

To be eligible to apply interdisciplinary teams must:

  • Consist of one or more MSU STEM and/or health sciences professionals
  • Consist of one of more MSU science studies scholars who examine scientists and/or science from a social scientific, artistic, and/or humanistic perspective
  • Collaborative teams must have been formed recently and/or be working on a new topic of investigation
  • The immediate goal of the collaboration should be applying for external funding


Notes: The team may include a graduate student and/or postdoc if appropriate.  The grant may not be used to fund extensions to existing grants nor established research projects.

Application procedure: To apply, please complete the online form via the following link!

S3 Grant Application

Deadline for Applications: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Awards will be announced Thursday, November 16, 2017


Questions are always welcome! Please contact Sean Valles, Director of S3 and Associate Professor in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Philosophy: valles@msu.edu

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