Penn State Inter-Institutional Partnerships for Diversifying Research (IPDR)

Penn State Inter-Institutional Partnerships for Diversifying Research (IPDR)

Deadline to Apply: May 8, 2023

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, in collaboration with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Materials Research Institute (MRI), Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and the Penn State Cancer Institute, is offering a new interdisciplinary seed grant program aimed at developing new or leveraging existent strategic partnerships and alliances with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). 

The goal of the seed grant program is to foster collaborative work that advances research development capability as well as student and faculty training needed to support such research collaborations.

There are 5 tracks based on based on primary disciplinary affiliation and each application must select one primary track along with the option of selecting additional sub-tracks matching the proposal. The tracks include Life Science Research, Social Science Research, Materials Research, Energy and the Environment Research, and Computational & Data Science Research.

The goal of IDPR is to ensure that our inter-institutional research reflects the diversity of the populations who would directly or indirectly benefit from its findings, making it more broadly applicable and impactful. Penn State faculty are expected to gain unique and diverse perspectives, leading to more impactful research, increased publication output, and greater funding opportunities.

The IPDR grant provides support for up to two years. Estimated funding will be up to $30,000/award for 18-24 months. All tenure line, research or clinical faculty are eligible to apply as PI or Co-PI.

Proposals are due May 8, 2023, with an anticipated award announcement July 6, 2023.

Learn more about the grant and apply here:  

Questions? Contact Dr. Camelia Kantor, Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences:  

Discipline-specific research questions will be re-directed to individual Institutes’ Point of Contact, so please mention the appropriate track as part of your email.