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COVID-19 Policy Research in Rural Pennsylvania

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Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Mar 30, 2021

Pam Frontino


The Center for Rural Pennsylvania will award grants to conduct policy research on the impacts of COVID-19 in rural Pennsylvania. Special emphasis is given to projects focused on economy, education, vaccines, testing, treatment, and prevention as they relate to COVID-19 and rural Pennsylvania communities. Projects should provide short-term and/or long-term legislative or executive policy recommendations based on primary data generated from the research.

Authorized research areas include:

  • Rural people and communities
  • Economic development
  • Local government finance and administration
  • Community services
  • Natural resources and environment
  • Educational outreach
  • Rural values and social change
  • Agriculture
  • Health and welfare concerns

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

Up to $60,000 for a 6 month project period

Application process

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

Email a complete proposal in Word or PDF format to Pam Frontino by February 15, 2021.

A second round of proposals will be accepted from February 16, 2021 to March 30, 2021.

Tagged as
Economics and the economy · Emergency preparedness and response · Health literacy · Health screening · Human services · Infectious diseases · Legislation and regulations · Public health · Research methods and resources · Vaccination · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Pennsylvania

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