Pre-Proposal / LOI Deadline: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

2016-2017 SSRI Faculty Fellows Program: Call for Proposals

The SSRI Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences to develop new interdisciplinary collaborations aimed at building a novel line of sustainable research through securing external funding. Priority will be given to proposals that are congruent with the SSRI’s interdisciplinary mission and its strategic foci: The Human System, Social Disparities, Smart and Connected Health, Innovative Methods, and Dissemination and Implementation Science.

There are two faculty fellow award opportunities:

  1. Mentored Fellowships provide funding for a faculty member for up to two course releases during an academic year (up to $7,500 per course or the equivalent for those who do not have resident instruction responsibilities) during an academic year for study and training in new research areas with the guidance and support of a mentor or mentor team. The mentor/mentor team will also receive up to $1,000 in summer supplement.
  2. Collaborative Fellowships provide funding for a new team of faculty members for up to three course releases (up to $7,500 per course, and no more than one release per faculty member on the team) to develop a novel, interdisciplinary project.

Penn State faculty members and established research scientists in the social and behavioral sciences at UP and the College of Medicine at all career levels are eligible. The alternate avenue of support for Commonwealth Campus Faculty is the OVPR Research Collaboration Fellowship, also supported by the SSRI.

The proposal deadline is October 17, 2016.

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