Criminal Justice Research Center Seed Funding Program

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.  

Please check back for future seed grant announcements.