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Apply for an Ethics, Society, and Technology seed grant

The grants, which are available to all members of the Stanford community including undergraduates, provide funding of up to $25,000. Applications are due by Jan. 21.

Do you have a research or project idea to address the ethical issues and societal consequences of science and technology development? Apply for the EST Hub Collaborative Projects and Research Seed Grants to support your work. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to apply.

The EST Seed Grants enable members of the Stanford community to engage in ongoing project about a specific problem, intervention, or application related to the ethical and social dimensions of scientific and technological discovery. Seed grant funding may be used to discuss and develop a promising idea, gather preliminary data, further an ongoing collaboration, or otherwise provide support that will improve a project’s chances of receiving external funding.

Seed grant info sessions

The EST Hub will host two information sessions for potential applicants to learn about previously awarded projects, connect with other people interested in collaborating, and to get answers to questions about the initiative and the application process. The first session in November will be an interactive virtual gathering on where everyone can move between rooms and chat with leaders of previously awarded projects in addition to EST Hub Program Manager Ashlyn Jaeger. The second session in January will be a Zoom meeting Q&A with Ashlyn.

• Nov. 10, 2020, 12-1:30 pm PST – Register for the virtual gathering here to receive a link  

• Jan. 7, 2021, 12-1 pm PST – Register here to receive a zoom link  

The Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub is jointly managed by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and has been created as part of Stanford’s Presidential Initiative on Ethics, Society, and Technology. Stanford’s long range planning places ethical and social considerations of science and technology in the foreground of the university’s research and teaching. The mission of the EST Hub is to deepen Stanford’s strength in ethics and generate a fundamental shift in how faculty, staff, and students, whatever their disciplinary home, choice of major, and career pathway, think about our role as enablers and shapers of scientific discovery and technological change in society.

Email for more information.