SIRO provides coordinated expertise to grow and support research at Penn State. SIRO offers expertise developed from a decade of successful support to University faculty in the professional preparation of proposals and management of funded projects.

What does a typical SIRO project look like?

SIRO Supported projects typically involve significant efforts from multiple faculty spanning two or more colleges, campuses or institutes. Projects often involve other universities and international partners, or are of strategic importance to Penn State. SIRO services are available to faculty at all Penn State campuses.  


Our Capabilities


SIRO works in consultation with faculty, department heads, deans, and research institute directors to determine the level of support necessary for each proposal or project. Below is an overview of our services, for a complete list of services please see our Service Request Form.


Link to SIRO pre award services


Working with SIRO

SIRO carefully coordinates all support activities with research administrators and financial officers across colleges, in Research Accounting, and the Office of Sponsored Programs.

To request SIRO support, please complete the Service Request Form

To learn more about our services, contact SIRO staff via phone at (814) 863-0627.

Additional university resources supporting research administration are available from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).