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Postdoctoral Seed Program


Postdoctoral fellows are important members of the Kent State University research community. Our goal is to create a thriving postdoctoral culture to strengthen our areas of research expertise. The internal Postdoctoral Seed Program provides financial support for active research programs in order to hire postdoctoral fellows to assist and accelerate current research. Proposals are submitted by both individual research investigators and groups of investigators.

Fall 2013 Awardees

Nine postdoctoral proposals were selected for awards in the 2013 Kent State Postdoctoral Seed Grant competition, the second year of the program.  Proposals were submitted in October 2013 and the seed grants were awarded in December.  The deadline for 2014 proposals will be in summer 2014.

The list of researcher and research groups who received 2013 awards is available here.

2013 Postdoctoral Award Recipients

Review and Award Procedure

Fall 2012 Awardees

The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs congratulates the recipients of the inaugural internal Postdoctoral Seed Program. Over 60 proposals were received.

In this initial round, 12 proposals were selected, which resulted in awards for the support of 14 postdoctoral associates for one year. In addition, each of these awards was augmented by the investigators' departments and/or colleges to provide a total of two years of support. More »

Postdoctoral Scholar News  

Noriko Toyokawa, Ph.D., received a $5,000 scholarship from the Ohio Department of Aging’s Area Agency on Aging’s Region 10B (Portage, Wayne, Stark and Summit counties) to attend professional workshops. Her research interests are in improving caregiving outcomes for the elderly by enhancing the relationships of caregivers and care recipients. Currently she is preparing a proposal for a project to collect and analyze data of care recipients’ experiences. She works in the research groups of Greg Smith, Ph.D., professor, and Kelly Cichy, assistant professor, of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. She was hired under an award to Smith in the 2012 Postdoctoral Seed Program.