The purpose of this endowment is to assist faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences by providing discretionary monies for research and scholarly travel to faculty whose research has been interrupted due to either a temporary or permanent lapse in funding.

Only one submission per academic unit.

Eligibility

One faculty member per academic department whose research program has experienced a temporary lapse in funding, either due to extramural funding cycles or to a change in research focus.

Amount:

$5,000 anticipated for 2020/21 fiscal year.

Guidelines:

  1. Proposal should explain the following:
    • Potential significance of the research that would be continued by this funding
    • Expected use of funds (funds may not be used for faculty supplemental salary)
    • Past funding, publication, and student involvement history
    • Prospects for continuing funding
    • Current and pending grants
  2. Please note that these funds will need to be expended by May 31, 2021, to allow for clearing the budget by June 30. Any remaining funds will revert to the Office for Research and will be used per donor guidelines.
  3. Unit Leaders will submit a unified pdf to Research and Graduate Education via the online submission portal linked below by 5:00PM Monday, June 15, 2020.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Selection Process:

Proposals will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education with consultation from appropriate department heads or faculty members as needed.

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