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Q&A on NIH Diversity Supplements with Program Officials

Nov 17, 2021

Join the Social Science Research Institute for a Q&A session on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Supplement program for in-place grants on December 1, 10 a.m. via Zoom. The NIH takes seriously the need to support new generations of researchers from diverse backgrounds. An…
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SSRI announces large pilot grants program

Nov 3, 2021

Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute invites proposals of up to $75,000 for innovative pilot research projects that contribute to SSRI’s strategic mission of fostering interdisciplinary research that addresses critical human and social problems at the local, national, and international…
News Topics: SSRIFunding

Three new SSRI funding opportunities now accepting proposals

Jan 14, 2021

Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute has announced a call for proposals for three grant programs. The COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Research Funding in Social and Behavioral Sciences RFP invites proposals to supplement ongoing, externally funded, interdisciplinary research projects to cover…
News Topics: SSRIFunding

SSRI announces three new RFAs

Jan 10, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Research Funding in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Call for Proposals on Implementation Science, and Smart and Connected Health in Social Science Request for Pilot Grant Proposals have been developed with the goal of advancing SSRI’s strategic aims. Click on the…
News Topics: SSRIFunding

Center for Security Research and Education announces spring 2020 grant program

Dec 17, 2019

The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) has announced its spring 2020 grant program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Feb. 14, 2020. For the first time, CSRE will offer…

Professor awarded NSF grant for research in water security in Kenya

Nov 8, 2019

Asher Rosinger, assistant professor of biobehavioral health and anthropology and Ann Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant allowing him to further his research in water and its impact on health and well-being. Rosinger and…

Seven projects funded through translational science pilot grant program

Nov 6, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute generates innovative health research ideas and promotes collaboration through its Bridges to Translation pilot grant program. This program seeks to link researchers not traditionally in health research with those who can help mold a new idea.…

Reminder to Review Accuracy of Grant Information Before October 11

Oct 7, 2019

We make data on all funded NIH grants available to the public on the RePORT website. One of the ways we provide information is by school/department, which you can explore using the Awards by Location feature. Because of inconsistencies in the way information on department and school names are…
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Pilot funding available for collaborative projects that improve human health

Oct 7, 2019

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting letters of intent to apply for its Bridges to Translation VI pilot grant program. Pilot grants are available for up to $50,000. The institute expects to fund three-to-five projects. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science…

Seed funding available for social and behavioral sciences

Oct 2, 2019

Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) is announcing the availability of Level 1 and Level 2 funding to support faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences at Penn State. “We are interested in supporting new research programs that address critical human and social problems…
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Bench to Bedside and Beyond seminar on Oct. 16 to focus on funding opportunities

Sep 30, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present “Funding Opportunities Unique to Clinical and Translational Science Institute” at its next Bench to Bedside and Beyond Seminar Series, set for noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. In addition to being held in H4504 at the Penn State…
News Topics: CTSIFundingNIH

Professor contributes to federal report on child and youth mental health

Sep 23, 2019

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for a comprehensive national agenda to improve mental, emotional and behavioral health in children and youth. Jennifer Frank, assistant professor of education, senior research associate with the Edna Bennett…

Team wins 5-year, $1.98 million NSF grant to improve teacher preparation

Sep 10, 2019

A team of Penn State College of Education faculty led by P. Karen Murphy has won a five-year, $1.98 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the preparation of undergraduate preservice elementary teachers. Murphy, distinguished professor of education (educational…

Education professor awarded Lyle Spencer grant to transform education

Sep 5, 2019

Karen Murphy, distinguished professor of education (educational psychology) at Penn State, and a multi-university/institute team has won a Lyle Spencer Research Award to Transform Education. The award is just shy of $1 million. Murphy will be working with a multi-university collaborative led by…

Penn State researchers lead the way in Water-Energy-Food research in Africa

Sep 3, 2019

Three Penn State researchers — Rachel Brennan, in the College of Engineering, and Mike Jacobson and Brian Thiede, in the College of Agricultural Sciences — recently received $250,000 in University Strategic Plan seed fundingto address global Water-Energy-Food (WEF) challenges. The award, said…

NIH to begin requiring ORCID ID for many awards

Aug 29, 2019

The NIH, as well as several academic journals across disciplines, are now requiring (or soon will be) the use of an ORCID ID when submitting certain proposals or papers. The benefits to the worldwide research community are many - identification by the non-profit organization, ORCID, helps…

Penn State, Monash University announce second year of joint projects

Aug 28, 2019

In 2018, Penn State and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia launched the Joint Collaboration Development Program, a jointly financed seed-fund program with the aim to collaborate on research projects. The first round of seed funding saw 23 projects funded. The two institutions have committed…

Education policy studies faculty member awarded co-funded grant

Aug 26, 2019

Kelly Rosinger, assistant professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, and a team of researchers were recently awarded a total of $373,590 to analyze how variations in performance-based funding (PBF)…

SBIR Road Tour coming to University Park on Sept. 19

Aug 26, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) national SBIR Road Tour is coming to Penn State's University Park campus on Sept. 19 as part of a 16-stop tour to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding — the Small Business…

NSF grant to fund research on brain activity and scientific creative thinking

Aug 14, 2019

Roger Beaty, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity Lab in the Penn State Department of Psychology, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) along with co-investigators from two other institutions to collaborate…

Seed funding available for autism spectrum disorder

Jun 10, 2019

SSRI is requesting pilot research project proposals aimed at advancing solutions for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Funding will be granted to applications that best align with the mission of improving the treatment for and understanding of ASD. SSRI is encouraging the…

Penn State, Monash University joint collaboration announces call for proposals

May 20, 2019

The partnership between Penn State and Monash University in Australia began just over a year ago, and yet it seems as if the two have been working together for much longer. “It’s a great example of two universities with similar goals and energy figuring out ways to work together,” says Alexandra…

Health behavior and social science data among projects winning strategic support

Apr 30, 2019

Initiatives that include studying the sustainable management of forests using Penn State forestland as a living laboratory; developing professional development and instructional tools for educators to teach difficult historical and social subjects; and a summer program designed to prepare students…

$1.2 million NSF grant funds interdisciplinary Child Study Center project

Apr 24, 2019

“STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] skills have not been a priority in early childhood education,” said Evan Pugh University Professor Karen Bierman, director of the Penn State Child Study Center housed in the Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts. “…

Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse announces Community Fellows

Apr 3, 2019

Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse recently announced the first three recipients of its Community Fellows Program awards. The program provides release time for faculty members to develop community collaborations and build sustainable, evidence-based or evidence-informed programs,…
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