About AgSEED

The Agricultural Science and Extension for Economic Development program, or AgSEED, is the Purdue University College of Agriculture’s internal competitive grants system focused on advancing Indiana’s leadership in plant and animal agriculture and rural development.

The grants are funded with money awarde​d to Purdue Agriculture by the Indiana Legislature in the Crossroads program. Crossroads is part of Indiana’s commitment to furthering agriculture and rural development.

Faculty and staff in the colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine are eligible to apply for grants to fund basic research or applied research/Extension.

The awards are intended to serve as seed money to help researchers lay firm research foundations that can be built upon.​​