Each year the Center for Rural Pennsylvania releases an RFP which is open to any qualified faculty member of Pennsylvania State University, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities, or the regional campuses of the University of Pittsburgh. The Center is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy research within the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Athough our location does not fit their definition of "rural," we have received funding in the past if we are addressing rural issues.
The RFP Can be linked by clicking "A Different Kind of RFP" at the top.
The RFP lists this year's topics. They are quite broad and are my no means STEM exclusive.
You can also submit an Open Topic proposal (this is how we received funding) as long as it shows a clear relationship to one or more of the Center’s mandated research areas, which are:
? rural people and communities;
? economic development;
? local government finance and administration;
? community services;
? natural resources and the environment;
? rural values and social change;
? educational outreach;
? agriculture; and
? health and welfare concerns.
Please take a look at this and let me know if you have any questions. You can do a lot with $50,000!