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March 16th, 2007

U. awards $400k in seed grants to 7 profs

Professor of Biology David Rand, who applied for a grant to study nanoparticle toxicity in animals, would also not have been able to proceed without the seed fund program. Rand wrote in an e-mail to The Herald, "With a positive result from the seed fund project we can put together a strong proposal to (the National Science Foundation). Without the seed fund results, such a proposal would be rejected as a 'fishing expedition.' So, the value of the seed funds is to allow us to carry out the 'fishing expedition' and deliver some tasty 'fish' to NSF for serious multi-year funding."


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