The Center of Regenerative Medicine (CRM), in partnership with the McKelvey School of Engineering and the Center for Women’s Health Engineering, offers seed grant funding opportunities.

2023 Seed Grants Request for Applications

Regenerative Medicine and Women’s Health Engineering

Through the partnership, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to apply for one year, $50,000 (direct costs) research seed grants created in honor of the new Center for Women’s Health Engineering. These awards are based on the recognition that many challenges in Women’s Health will benefit from collaboration and application of the principles of regenerative medicine. As above, any project of high merit in the area of Women’s Health Engineering will be considered, but priority will be given to the following areas:

  • Female reproductive organs and tissues – reproductive and non-reproductive contexts
  • Ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Trophoblasts, cell programming, and early fetal and placental development
  • The maternal-fetal interface — physical and immune interfaces

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the suitability of your proposed project before submission, we encourage you to reach out to Michelle Oyen ( and Erica Scheller ( For both programs, we anticipate that these grants will be used to generate sufficient data to apply for extramural funding.

For more information about the grant and how to apply, click here.

Applications are due Friday, January 20, 2023.