The Star-Friedman Challenge for Promising Scientific Research provides seed funding to interdisciplinary high-risk, high-impact projects in the life, physical, and social sciences. Early-stage projects that are unlikely to receive funding from traditional grant-making agencies are encouraged. This competition is open to ladder faculty members in the four participating schools (HMS, HSPH, FAS and SEAS). Individual investigators may request up to $150,000 in direct costs; collaborative proposals involving funding to multiple independent investigators may request up to $300,000 in direct costs.
Click here to read Dean Gay's announcement of the 2020 program.
NOTE: The most recent deadline for the Star-Friedman Challenge was February 28, 2020. Submitted applications are currently under review and notifications are expected to be made by the end of the Spring 2020 semester.