SSRI RFA for opioid research

SSRI is providing funding to increase the quantity and quality of interdisciplinary opioid research by Penn State faculty. Proposals are invited for pilot research projects aimed at solving the opioid crisis.

We seek interdisciplinary Penn State teams to develop novel translational research programs-- from discovery-oriented research to dissemination and implementation science.

SSRI is also interested in applications that:

  • Build collaborations involving new interdisciplinary teams whose research is aimed at attracting external funding;
  • Develop collaborations that involve junior and senior faculty (associate professors can serve in either role depending on their experiences) and cross-campus team members;
  • Propose novel research, including high-risk, high-reward and transformative, proof of concept projects that provide preliminary data necessary for external funding.

Priority will be given to projects that make a convincing case for how the research can advance solutions to the opioid crisis.

SSRI also provides consultation on proposal development. Our proposal review process is both developmental and evaluative. Contact SSRI Interim Associate Director Dr. Danielle Downs for more information.