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Institute accepting seed grant proposals for AI, computational science projects

Dec 1, 2021

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is accepting proposals for its seed grant program designed to help research groups get projects off the ground, and equip them with initial results needed to seek major external funding. Penn State faculty from any campus or college…

Center for Socially Responsible AI accepting seed funding proposals

Oct 26, 2021

Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence (CSRAI) is now inviting short proposals for its annual seed funding program. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 1, with projects expected to start in spring 2022 and last for up to two years. The center promotes high-…
News Topics: AI HubSeed Funding

Coronavirus Research Seed Fund

Mar 18, 2020

Due to unprecedented interest in the Coronavirus Research Seed Fund, there will only be one more round of proposal evaluation. To give all applicants sufficient time to apply, that final review will begin on Friday, March 27th at 5 p.m. All applications submitted between now and then will be…
News Topics: HuckSeed Funding

Coronavirus Research Seed Fund call for proposals

Mar 5, 2020

The emergence of COVID-19 has reminded the world of our hyper-connectivity and susceptibility to pandemics. An effective response to SARS-CoV-2 and other future emerging pathogens, requires the scientific community to rapidly assess key knowledge gaps and respond with research to improve prevention…

Huck Institutes' HITS fund will support scientific risk-takers

Feb 24, 2020

Penn State’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has relaunched a program to encourage more risk-taking across Penn State’s scientific community. Dubbed the Huck Innovative and Transformational Seed Fund— or HITS — the initiative will provide financial support for bold ideas that promise a high-…

PRI announces seed grant recipients

Apr 9, 2019

The Population Research Institute (PRI) announced its recent seed grant winners, Mary Shenk, Molly Martin and Sarah Damaske. Shenk is an associate professor of anthropology and demography and is a faculty affiliate of PRI. She submitted her project “How objective and subjective environmental…
News Topics: PRISeed Funding

Evaluating spousal caregivers stress

Mar 29, 2019

Spousal caregivers can face increased health risks, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, possibly due to the stress of caring for an ailing spouse. To evaluate this stress in daily life situations, researchers Stephanie Wilson, postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State's Institute for Behavioral…

A close watch: IST seed grant funds study to assess and predict substance co-use

Mar 14, 2019

A technology-based intervention that could reduce the risk of young adults simultaneously using alcohol and marijuana may soon be as close as a user’s wrist, thanks to a new study launched by researchers at Penn State. The team recently earned a seed grant from the College of Information Sciences…

Deadline approaching for spring 2019 Security Center seed grants

Jan 21, 2019

The Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) is accepting applications for its spring 2019 Seed Grant Program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Feb. 15. Applications should be…

Fourth cycle of proposals sought for strategic initiative seed grant funding

Jan 2, 2019

Penn State community members, including faculty, staff and students, are invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at supporting the University’s strategic plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. The due date for proposals for the…

Security Center accepting applications for spring 2019 seed grants

Dec 12, 2018

The Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) is accepting applications for its spring 2019 Seed Grant Program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Feb. 15. Applications should be…

Seed grants available in energy, environmental research

Nov 28, 2018

Penn State’s Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL) announced a call for proposals for seed grant funding that will support energy and environmental research conducted in EESL facilities. The call is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any Penn State campus. The goal…

Fourth cycle of proposals sought for strategic initiative seed grant funding

Nov 4, 2018

Penn State community members, including faculty, staff and students, are invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at supporting the University’s Strategic Plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. Proposals for the fourth cycle of…

Sifting through 50 million phone calls for patterns to aid refugees

Oct 31, 2018

When refugees use their mobile phones they leave clues about how well they are integrating (or not) into their host country. Clio Andris, assistant professor of geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is analyzing a year’s worth of phone calls to find the clues to help address the…

Advance feedback offered on strategic initiative seed grant funding proposals

Oct 12, 2018

Penn State community members, including faculty and staff, will be invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at fulfilling the mission of the University's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. Proposals for…

New behavioral intervention aims to improve research-to-policy translation

Sep 21, 2018

Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and director of the Penn State Administrative Data Accelerator, has received a $500,000 award from the William T. Grant Foundation to evaluate the impact of behavioral intervention for increasing collaboration between…

Seed grants to support opioid research announced

Sep 13, 2018

Penn State’s  Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), in collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), has awarded over $200,000 in funding to support 10 new interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. “…

Security Center announces seed grant opportunities for Penn State researchers

Aug 30, 2018

The Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) at Penn State is announcing its 2018-2019 Seed Grant Program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply in the fall 2018 semester by Nov. 1, or in the…

Advance feedback offered on strategic initiative seed grant funding proposals

Jul 23, 2018

Penn State community members, including faculty and staff, have been invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at fulfilling the mission of the strategic plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. Proposals for the third cycle for RFP…

Proposals sought for strategic initiative seed grant funding

May 22, 2018

Penn State community members, including faculty and staff, are invited to submit ideas for pilot projects that are aimed at fulfilling the mission of the strategic plan to advance innovation, research, learning and engagement at the University and beyond. Proposals for the third cycle for RFP…

Human Health and the Environment seed grant recipients announced

May 21, 2018

Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2018 have been awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers. The seed grants were funded through a collaboration of Penn State Institutes and the College of Medicine, which collectively contributed more than $400,000. The…

Buxton recipient of IST seed grant

Feb 4, 2018

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) recently announced nine projects that will receive funding from the college’s Seed Grant Program. The program provides preliminary funding for IST faculty to initiate new research projects. The college solicited research proposals…

Second round of Integrative Studies Seed Grants available to faculty

Jan 29, 2018

The Penn State Office for General Education is soliciting faculty proposals again this year for the development of integrative studies courses. This year, the Office for General Education is looking to fund approximately 30 proposals from all current, nonretired faculty. A webinar for interested…

Penn State hosts summit to combat the opioid epidemic

Jan 23, 2018

Opioid overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 37 percent in 2016, ranking the state fourth in the nation. Coming on the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a disaster emergency, Penn State recently held its first University-wide summit on the opioid epidemic. The summit…