Dear Colleagues:
The end of the year approaches and—with it—a new call for Pitt Seed Project ideas.  
In 2020, I funded 11 incredible projects pitched by you—Pitt faculty and staff. Today, these projects are in motion and helping to advance The Plan for Pitt in meaningful ways. 
Now, we’re at it again—seeking Pitt Seed Project proposals that can fuel the University’s continued evolution as a world leader in learning, teaching and research. And I need your help.  
This opportunity is open to faculty and staff members across all five Pitt campuses. Each proposal must outline a clear vision for advancing The Plan for Pitt and—if selected—can receive up to $50,000 in funding support. A letter of intent is required to start the application process, with a due date of Feb. 5, 2021.     

You can learn more—including full details about deadlines, eligibility and the selection process—by visiting the Pitt Seed Project webpage. We’ve also updated the program’s question and answer page and will be hosting virtual information sessions once in December and twice in January.  
I’m excited to kick off year four of this outstanding program, and, once again, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can make Pitt an even greater place to work, teach and learn.

Patrick Gallagher