Deadlines for proposals on Pitt projects

Pitt Sustainability Awards Program

In its 5th year, this program aims to recognize Pitt faculty, staff, students and groups who are making an extraordinary impact on campus sustainability.  These individuals or groups could have demonstrated their impact in any of the three categories of the Pitt Sustainability Plan  (stewardship, exploration, and/or community and culture) via ideas, talents and passions that contribute to a thriving culture of sustainability at Pitt.  Nominations can be submitted until Feb. 28. Winners will be recognized at a campus lunch in April 2019. For additional information and to submit a nomination, go to Pitt Sustainability Awards

Pitt Seed grants

Any person who is interested in applying for a Pitt Seed grant must first submit a letter of intent by noon Feb. 8. After letters of intent are received, applications will open and will be due one month later. The two-page letter should include: Overview of your proposed project, desired outcomes, resources needed and plan for sustainability. It also should identify the primary goals and strategies in the Plan for Pitt with which your project will align. The letter of intent was not required in the pilot year but will be required this year and every year going forward. Completed applications with all supporting materials are due by noon, March 8.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement's Partnerships of Distinction Award

The Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement's Partnerships of Distinction Award recognizes partnerships that are exemplars of community engagement at Pitt. Up to five awardees may be chosen annually. Each award consists of a $2,000 grant to support partnership activities. The award will be presented during the University's Community-Engaged Scholarship Forum on March 29. Nominations are due Feb. 4. See eligibility requirements and criteria here

Coulter Translational Research Grant Program

Do you have a translational research project that may ultimately benefit patients through significant improvements in health outcomes and reduced delivery costs?  One-page letters of intent are being accepted through March 15 for biomedical innovations including:

  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Healthcare It/Software
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Therapeutics

This program is offered by the Swanson School of Engineering through the Department of Bioengineering to advance qualifying research projects toward commercialization of products and services. Full proposals will be due in August and awards will be made on Sept. 1 for up to $125,000 to help de-risk your invention for commercialization. Questions? Email Allison Formal at or Lindsay Rodzwicz at See the website for more details.