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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…

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…
News Topics: NIH SSRI Funding

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…

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: CTSI Funding NIH

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…

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…

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. “…

Funding agency investigations emphasize need for researcher disclosures

Feb 20, 2019

As international research collaboration continues to grow at Penn State and universities across the U.S., investigators are urged to carefully review the disclosure of their international affiliations. While the vast majority of international collaborations are acceptable — and encouraged — it is…

Social Scientists Encouraged to Explore NSF's Ten Big Ideas Solicitations

Feb 6, 2019

Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF), is calling on social and behavioral scientists to learn more about, and consider applying for, the funding opportunities associated with the NSF Ten Big…

Resumption of Operations at the National Science Foundation

Jan 31, 2019

NSF is open for business! We thank you for your forbearance during this challenging time, and for your support of students, postdocs, faculty, technical and administrative support staff and researchers. It has not been easy for our continuing or new grantees, especially emerging scholars and…
News Topics: NSF Funding

Penn State leadership assessing shutdown impact, developing contingency plans

Jan 17, 2019

As the partial federal government shutdown continues, Penn State leadership is assessing the short- and long-term effects that the closure is having on students, faculty, staff and University operations, and developing contingency plans to minimize the impact of a more prolonged closure.  With many…
News Topics: Funding Government

New NIH Parent Announcements and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

Jan 8, 2019

NIH recently provided updated information for 2019 submissions. First is the announcement of changes to R01, R03, and R21 Parent Announcements which can be found on the NIH website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm Beginning 01/05/2019: Activity Code(s) Title…
News Topics: NIH Funding

Government shutdown guidance

Jan 4, 2019

As you likely know, parts of the U.S. Government shut down on December 22. Three of Penn State’s largest sponsors—NSF, NASA, and USDA--are impacted by the shutdown. Other sponsors impacted by the shutdown include Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior (including the…

Applications now open for student translational research training programs

Jan 3, 2019

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is accepting applications for both its yearlong and summer training programs for students interested in learning the fundamentals of translational science. These programs work to teach the next generation of scientists the skills to move…

New NIH Parent Announcements and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

Dec 18, 2018

NIH recently provided updated information for 2019 submissions. First is the announcement of changes to R01, R03, and R21 Parent Announcements which can be found on the NIH website at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/parent_announcements.htm. Beginning 01/05/2019: Activity Code(s) Title…
News Topics: NIH Funding

TOME grant funds available for Penn State open access monographs

Dec 12, 2018

Penn State is among the first universities to commit funds to an initiative designed to support the peer-reviewed, open access monographs known as Toward Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME). Launched in 2017, TOME is a higher education initiative that provides publishing grants of up to $15,000 for…
News Topics: Funding Research

Seed funding available to combat substance abuse

Dec 7, 2018

Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) is seeking to support interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating opioid and other substance abuse. CCSA Interim Director Stephanie Lanza, professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Edna…

Penn State response to new NSF and NIH requirements

Oct 26, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recently taken steps to promote the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff to maintain productive research and educational environments. NSF has announced that all institutions receiving NSF funds…
News Topics: NSF NIH Funding

Clinical and Translational Science Institute awards six pilot grants

Oct 2, 2018

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is helping generate innovative health research ideas and promoting collaboration through the awarding of pilot grants in its Bridges to Translation IV program. This program seeks to link researchers not traditionally in health research with…