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College of Agricultural Sciences Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP)

The Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program (SNIP) provides support for faculty-driven, interdisciplinary initiatives at the vanguard of agricultural and natural resources research.

Supported by the Office of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, the 2018/2019 SNIP offers three levels of grants. At all levels, funding will be awarded to collaborative interdisciplinary teams seeking to investigate focused research problems in pursuit of large-scale extramural grant opportunities.

View the full RFP (including all levels of support, proposal review process, and reporting guidelines). See below for abbreviated versions of proposal submission requirements for each level.

Two-phase Application Process

Phase 1 Concept Note Submission
Submit a short concept note for proposals (max 200 words) by email to the Office of Research and Graduate Education (agresearch@psu.edu) by September 28, 2018 (see full RFP for guidelines).

Phase 2 Full Proposal Submission
Full proposals must be submitted as a PDF by 5:00 pm on October 15, 2018, to the Office of Research and Graduate Education (agresearch@psu.edu).

Contact Dr. Siela Maximova (snm104@psu.edu), Strategic Research Initiatives Coordinator, or Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman (gst118@psu.edu), Research Initiatives Associate, for assistance with development of proposals and any questions related to the program.

Up to $10,000 for 1 year of support

Up to $50,000 for 2 years of support

Up to 2 years of support for 3-5 new Ph.D. students

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