Cabot Institute Seedcorn Fund

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The Cabot Institute Seedcorn Fund (formerly known as the Innovation Fund) allows us to support bold, ambitious, and impactful ideas that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

This call invites new ideas from our research community – those that might not receive funding from traditional sources, but which show real intellectual or practical promise.

Applicants benefit not only from the funding to deliver their project, but also the support from Cabot Institute staff to communicate and develop their ideas. Crucially, these projects are focussed on creating something new, from new connections across disciplines to new solutions for society.

We do a lot with a little

With £30,000 of donations, this year’s Seedcorn Fund has supported young researchers to develop their careers, facilitated new projects amongst award-winning scientists, pump-primed future research proposals, established global networks, and supported real-world impacts.

Find out more about the Seedcorn Fund projects that have been supported by donors like yourself.

How to donate

Make a gift to the Cabot Institute for the Environment by emailing Nicola Giblin, Planned Giving Manager in our fundraising team.

Cabot Institute for the Environment Seedcorn Fund Report

Read the latest Seedcorn Fund report and find out the impact we are having across the world on global environmental challenges.

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