Coral growing at the Department of Embryology

Venture Grants

An innovative program designed to spark creativity and encourage bold pursuits across disciplinary boundaries, the Carnegie Science Venture Grants have seeded exciting new projects since 2015. Projects are eligible for up to $150,000. 

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Summer student doing engineering work with a Carnegie postdoc.

Postdoc Science Grants

To support enterprising research ideas generated by Carnegie postdocs, these rapid-deployment grants provide up to $5,000 to explore compelling new research directions. 

Caltech undergraduate Anna Li presents her work with Ken Caldeira at AGU 2022

Postdoc Travel Grants

These grants provide up to $2,000 in funding for postdocs to travel to conferences if no other financial resources are available. 

Local high school students work in the VizLab as part of a mini-grant funded outreach program.

DEI Mini-grants

Faculty, technical staff, postdocs, and all employees are invited to propose projects that support Carnegie’s commitment to promote and engage a more diverse future generation of scientists. The program provides up to $5,000 to support new DEI projects, ideas, or collaborations.