Established in 2020, the mission of SAFES is to accelerate solutions to the complex interconnected challenges of feeding a growing population, environmental resilience, and economic sustainability. Faculty from any Penn State College or Commonwealth Campus are invited to become affiliated with the institute; applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Associates/Affiliates Program Flyer (PDF).

SAFES Associate Status

Expectations

  • Define & lead Critical Issue Initiative under one of the SAFES research priorities
  • Active participation in seed grant review processes
  • Identify priorities and speakers for SAFES seminar series and events
  • Participation in SAFES steering committee
  • Participation in SAFES Committees

Benefits

  • Grant admin support: pre- and post-award
  • Priority given in SAFES seed grant competition
  • Opportunity to define & lead Critical Issue Initiative within SAFES research priorities
  • Administrative support of Critical Issue Initiative including small-scale workshops/seminars, promotional materials, and website support
  • Involved in strategic planning of institute
  • Support for networking with research centers and institutes across the university
  • List SAFES affiliation in publications and other works

SAFES Affiliate Status

Expectations

  • Possible participation in SAFES seed grant proposal review
  • Participation in SAFES seminar series and events
  • Participation in Critical Issue Initiative team

Benefits

  • List SAFES affiliation in publications and other works
  • Priority in SAFES seed grant competition
  • Support for networking with research centers and institutes across the university

Stay In Touch

Please visit our Critical Issue Initiatives page to learn more about the SAFES research themes.

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For questions, please feel free to email safes@psu.edu.