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Funding Opportunities

The Research Institute supports faculty and staff interested in locating funding opportunities for sponsored research and other programs.

In addition to the database subscription services and Internet resources listed below, your Research Institute Grant and Contract Specialist can perform a Custom Funding Search to assist in locating potential funding opportunities. Access to SPINPlus and the Grants Resource Center are available from any on-campus computer.

Funding Search Resources

Center For Rural PA

The CRPA staff will be on the IUP campus on Tuesday, April 8, at 11:00 a.m. to discuss, in more detail, the targeted topics for 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) and to answer questions specific to your project idea

If you have an interest in submitting to this RFP and are available around 11:00 a.m., please attend this session. It is always extremely beneficial. The session will be held in the RI Conference Room, 1179 Grant St., Indiana PA  15701 (corner of Oakland and Grant). If you are not able to attend at that time, but have questions, there is a contact name, number, and e-mail in the RFP. CRPA staff welcomes your communication.

  1. Deadline for the required Letter of Intent: May 9, 2014
  2. Research grant program maximum is $50,000
  3. 2015 targeted topics:
    1. Examination of Pennsylvania's Primary Health Care Loan Repayment Proggrams
    2. Assessment of Secondary School Career Guidance Services
    3. Farm and Food Processing Labor Needs in PA
    4. Examination of PA's Rural Healthcare Delivery System
    5. PA's Beef Producers and Packers: A Supply/Demand Analysis
    6. Economic Impact Study of PA's Equine Industry
    7. Open topics
  4. 4.  2015 Mini-Grant maximum is $15,000
    1. Analysis of Domestic Violence Services in Rural PA
    2. Analysis of Act 13 Spending by Municipalities and Counties
    3. Analysis of National survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation for PA
    4. Analysis of 2012 Census of Ag Data
    5. Economic Outlook for Rural PA over the Next 10 years
    6. Analysis of PA Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities Services
    7. Open topics

All tenure/tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. If you are interested in submitting a Letter of Intent, please contact Tracy Eisenhower at the IUP Research Institute directly.  

Please note: All Letters of Intent must be submitted by the RI. Faculty are not permitted to submit LOIs without the direct knowledge and participation of the RI.  

If you have any questions concerning this RFP, LOIs, or the CRPA visit, please contact Tracy Eisenhower via e-mail at, or by phone at 724-357-1915.

Thank you, and we hope to see you on April 8!

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