The Sloan Foundation will award seed grants of up to $250,000 to U.S. STEM doctoral programs advancing systemic change to dramatically increase diversity, foster inclusion, and close equity gaps, with the potential for large-scale, long-term investment to follow.


Submission Process


Proposal submissions will follow a three-step process. Each phase of this process is a building block for the next and is designed to help prospective grantees develop successful applications:

1. Pre-proposal for 2-year seed grant: maximum of 10 pages, plus appendices, due May 5, 2023.

2. Full proposal for 2-year seed grant, 20 pages plus appendices, due October 1, 2023.

3. Full proposal for 4-year implementation grant, 20 pages plus appendices, due date to be determined. The implementation proposal solicitation will be provided to seed-grant recipients during the award period.


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