Seed Grant Funding Opportunities

Penn State research institutes and other organizations offer seed grants along with other internal and external funding opportunities for faculty. In line with the SIRO mission to support interdisciplinary research, these funding opportunities will fund research team capabilities across diverse institutes within the university to produce results that will lead to future external funding. For more information, questions or to submit a seed grant for this webpage, please contact Reseach Development Associate, Parker Cleveland.

Open Seed Grant Opportunities

Title Sponsor Amount ($) Deadline Additional Information
2020-2021 Frieburg - Penn State Virtual Classroom Education Award Global Programs $12,000 USD Application Deadline: October 28, 2019 Please contact Alexandra Persiko, Download the RFP / Download the Application
Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Seed Funding Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI) $500-$5,000 (level 1) $5,000-$20,000 (level 2)

Application Deadline: : Level 1 – Rolling; Level 2 – January 15, 2019

visit or contact Sebrina Doyle
The Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) Grant Program Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) Level 1:  Up to $1,000
Level 2:  Up to $15,000
Accepted on a rolling basis For additional information, please contact