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The Biomimicry Center at ASU is awarding several small grants to faculty, postdocs and Ph.D. students interested in furthering a project in biomimicry. Interested individuals should submit an application by midnight on July 8, 2015.

About the Grant

  • The Biomimicry Center will award three grants of $5,000 each in Fall 2015, and three more in Spring 2016.
  • Funding will support projects that are focused on biomimicry—innovation inspired by nature.
  • Funds may be used to support travel, summer salary, materials for research, publications, etc.
  • All grant recipients are eligible for participation in a week-long Discover Nature’s Genius Biomimicry Immersion workshop in Montana, August 2-7, offered by Biomimicry 3.8 (cost underwritten by the Biomimicry Center). Recipients of the Spring semester grant will be sponsored for the Sonoran Desert Spring Workshop, to be scheduled.

Please answer the following four questions. Please limit the combined total of your responses to one page, and email your responses to

  • What is the project for which you are seeking funding?
  • How will you use the funding (travel, materials and supplies, publications, etc.)?
  • What impact will your project have? What are the expected outcomes?
  • Why you are uniquely qualified for this project?

E-mail your answers to the four questions above as a one-page PDF or Word file to Mary Kivioja (, business operations specialist, The Biomimicry Center, by midnight on July 8, 2015.


Dayna Baumeister, co-director, The Biomimicry Center

Prasad Boradkar, co-director, The Biomimicry Center

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