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Research Funding

Research Development at Penn State College of Medicine helps investigators identify potential internal and external funding sources.

The Research Development team also administers several internal grant programs and coordinates the nomination for limited-submission awards, all with the goal of increasing the research portfolio of the College of Medicine.

Funding Opportunity Identification & Dissemination

Research Development subscribes to numerous funding databases, listservs and e-alerts sponsored by federal agencies, private foundations, and corporate organizations in order to provide timely notifications of funding opportunities to faculty. Funding notices are subsequently disseminated to faculty who can request targeted email distribution based on stated research interests.

The team also offers personalized funding searches to help investigators find support for particular projects.

And, through the Research Concierge Service, investigators can find a list of databases in which funding searches can be conducted.

Internal Awards & Limited Submissions

Research Development administers several internal grant programs that help to sustain the research programs of productive investigators, and also coordinates the internal nomination process when funding sponsors limit the number of proposals.

Internal grants have previously been awarded through programs such as PSU Pathway to Partnerships, which offers funding to stimulate new collaborations and to help broaden existing collaborations to promote the continuum of translational research, and Bridge Grants, intended to support the acquisition of additional preliminary data that will help projects become more competitive for external support in the near future.

Limited submissions are coordinated through Research Development to ensure compliance with sponsor requirements.

Contact Research Development

For details on finding research funding at Penn State College of Medicine, contact Research Development at or 717-531-6949.

Research Support Process Map Funding

Help at Every Step

Click on the image below to read more about how Penn State College of Medicine supports its investigators.

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Research Support Research Concierge Code

The logo of the Penn State College of Medicine Research Concierge Service is a set of scientific icons, such as microscopes, gears, beakers, telescopes and other shapes, set on colored circles of orange, green, blue, pink and yellow. The entire set of circles is connected by black lines and forms the shape of a light bulb, with a black light bulb base below.

Research Concierge

Penn State College of Medicine's Research Development office dedicates itself to growing the College of Medicine’s research portfolio by increasing investigator competitiveness for securing external grants. Research Development provides a range of tools, resources, and concierge services to help investigators expand their network, identify funding, and secure extramural grant support. If you have questions about research administration and support at Penn State College of Medicine, or if you have questions about Research Development, contact Jennifer Schaefer, MS, Research Concierge, at