The Criminal Justice Research Center has for many years offered an annual seed funding program intended to assist PSU faculty (including Commonwealth Campuses) to pursue external funding by (1) buying out an investigator’s time, (2) supporting project-specific research meetings or workshops, (3) providing research personnel support (CJRC, Graduate, and Undergraduate wages and salaries), (4) collecting pilot data, and (5) other research-related activities in the areas of criminal justice and criminology. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary research and collaboration between units within Penn State.
The regular CJRC seed funding program offers up to $8,500 in support. The Enhanced Seed Grant program offers support up to $20,000. The number of awards that may be made in each category will depend on the submissions received.
Seed Funding Submission Form:
Enhanced Seed Funding Submission Form:
We encourage you to apply for either of these, which is open to faculty across the university. Please contact the CJRC Managing Director Gary Zajac at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We look forward to reading your proposals.