SNIP provides support for faculty-driven, interdisciplinary initiatives at the vanguard of agricultural and natural resources research.

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 2019/2020 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 links to abbreviated versions of the 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 August 30, 2019, including:

  1. The level of SNIP grant to be pursued (Level I, II, or III);
  2. A brief summary of the research problem and why an interdisciplinary team is required to address it;    
  3. The cross-cutting thematic area to be advanced by this research (see below);
  4. Expected outcomes and duration of the grant (within the limitations outlined in the summaries on the first page).

Phase 2 Full Proposal Submission

Full proposals must be submitted as a PDF by 5:00 pm on September 20, 2019, to the Office of Research and Graduate Education (agresearch@psu.edu).

Contact

Please email Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman (gst118@psu.edu), Research Initiatives Associate, for assistance with development of proposals and background information related to the program.

SNIP Grant Levels

SNIP Level I: Launch Grants

Up to $10,000 for 1 year of support

SNIP Level II: Pursuit Grants

Up to $50,000 for 2 years of support

SNIP Level III: Cohort Grants

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

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802