Prepare Research Proposals

Prepare Research Proposals

At Penn State College of Medicine, dedicated employees assist investigators with the proposal submission process and the negotiation of contractual terms and conditions of awards.

The Office of Research Affairs is staffed with experts in pre- and post-award activities including budget and grant development, cost recovery, compliance and institutional reporting.

The office keeps apprised of emerging trends in compliance, grant preparation and contract review and communicates these developments to faculty, trainees and research administrators.

Research Affairs collaborates with other offices at the College of Medicine to provide leadership and education in research ethics. The office promotes the protection of human subject volunteers, the safety of research personnel, the humane treatment of research animals and the stewardship of research funds.

Contact the Office of Research Affairs

For details on the Penn State College of Medicine grants and contracts management process, see the College's Research website, email e-grants@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or call 717-531-8495 for grant information or 717-531-4196 for contracts.

Investigators at Penn State College of Medicine receive pre-award support to create strong grant proposals. A female pre-award specialist is pictured at left, sitting at a round table and speaking with two male investigators, who are at center and right, also sitting at the table. Office equipment is visible in the background. The photo was taken in 2015.
Pre-award specialists at Penn State College of Medicine work with investigators to create strong grant proposals.

Help at Every Step

Click on any of the topics below to read more about how Penn State College of Medicine supports its investigators in that area.

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 Service

Penn State College of Medicine's Research Concierge Service offers another level of support in the research development process.

The Concierge helps investigators strengthen grant writing skills, form collaborative teams, and develop complex research proposals.

In addition, the Concierge can advise you on resources available to help you through various stages of the grant process or direct you to the appropriate office for your need.