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Pennsylvania Research Grant and Mini Grant Programs

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Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Letter of Intent (Required): May 16, 2022
Application: Aug 22, 2022

Pam Frontino


The Center for Rural Pennsylvania provides grants for rural policy research.

One year research grants will be awarded to conduct applied policy research or to identify local strategies that can result in legislative or program policy considerations and recommendations.

All proposed projects should demonstrate a clear relationship to one or more of the Center's mandated research areas:

  • 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
  • Health and welfare concerns

Rural health related priority research topics include:

  • Impact of solar development on farmland
  • Analysis of food bank distribution to rural Pennsylvania
  • Rural hospital mergers and consolidations
  • Economic and transportation impact of warehousing on rural communities
  • Analysis of dementia care, a 10-year outlook
  • Transfer of wealth
  • Measuring the impact of chronic wasting disease
  • Volunteerism in rural Pennsylvania
  • Assessment of AmeriCorps programs (mini grant)

Eligible applicants are qualified faculty members of Pennsylvania State University, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, and the regional campuses of the University of Pittsburgh. Partnerships with other academic institutions, community organizations, and public and private agencies are encouraged.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Research grants: Up to $50,000 for a one year project period

Mini grants: Up to $15,000 for a 9 month project period

Application process

Links to additional guidance and application forms are available on the program website.

Email a letter of intent to Pam Frontino by May 16, 2022. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal with a deadline of August 22, 2022.

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Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Dementia · Food security and nutrition · Hospitals · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Research methods and resources · Transportation · Pennsylvania

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