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Agile Seed Funding


N.B.: The complete eligibility requirements and information regarding the application process for this award are included in the application form.

**For complete details of the Agile Seed COVID-19 funding for Round 2 2020: CIRMMT Round 2 Agile Seed COVID-19 funding application form
Deadline is September 7th 2020, 4pm.**

The details below are for normal activity of the Agile Seed funding - for round 2 of 2020, please access the application form noted above for the correct information!


  • Applications can be in the form of either exploratory projects or pilot studies/projects in preparation of grant applications.
  • Renewals will not be accepted.
  • The Principal Investigator must be a CIRMMT Regular member or CIRMMT Post-Doctoral student for projects to be eligible.
  • Please note: only one application per PI per round will be accepted.
  • Successful applications will be eligible for a maximum of $1500.

Application Process

  • DEADLINE: If a deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through the following Monday at 4pm:
    • Round 1: April 5th, 4pm.
    • Round 2: September 5th, 4pm. 
  • An application form is available to download: CIRMMT Agile Seed Funding Application Form
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All applicants will be required to attend a session where a live presentation will be made for a maximum of six minutes. The presence of all group applicants at the presentation is encouraged. Full details of what the presentation must demonstrate are on the application form.
  • The Executive Committee will assess all proposals and presentations based on the selection criteria mentioned; the quality of the presentations will also be considered. 

Selection Criteria

  • Interdisciplinarity of the proposal
  • Potential of training highly qualified personnel (HQP) – priority to CIRMMT students
  • Originality/Innovation
  • Scientific/Artistic merit
  • Potential beneficial outcomes for CIRMMT and its community, such as, but not limited to:
    • Application for a grant;
    • Evidence that the project will lead to a publication/application for further funding etc.;
    • Organization of a conference or symposia;
    • An agreement with an industrial partner for further funding.
  • Budget justification
Presentation quality will also be considered by the panel.