Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology accepting proposals for science, engineering, art, and design (SEAD) project funding

From: The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is accepting proposals for projects that are creative, innovative, and contribute to the goals of ICAT and its partners. These SEAD (science, engineering, art, and design) grants can be used to pursue a range of transdisciplinary activities including creative projects, pilot or feasibility studies, or preliminary research.

The goal is for projects supported by this funding to ultimately become larger projects, longer-term initiatives, or one-time events, performances, or exhibitions that are visible at the national level.

All faculty members at Virginia Tech are invited to submit an application and lead a project team. ICAT is looking for teams comprised of faculty from two different fields, with preference given to those projects that include principal investigators from two or more colleges. The due date for submissions is February 15, 2019.

Proposals should involve two or more of the following areas represented by the Institute:

Visual arts


Life sciences/Agriculture

Earth sciences

Physical sciences

Industrial design

Performing arts



Human sciences


Social sciences


Computer science

There are 11 different kinds of funding opportunities currently available, including support specifically for residencies, exhibitions, and work in the Cube, as well as college-focused funding support. Explore all opportunities and find submission details online