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Research Initiation Grants

Resources & Information for College of Education Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students preparing grants and proposals.

Research Initiation Grants Program

The Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Program was established to assist the College of Education faculty in the developmental stages of major research projects with the expectation that faculty will pursue external funding for the full study.

Research Initiation Grant Guidelines

Sample RIG Evaluation Form


All faculty (tenured, untenured, fixed-term) of the College of Education at University Park regardless of whether or not they have official research responsibilities are eligible to apply for the Research Initiation Grant.


Deadlines for Submitting Proposals

FALL:         October 15*
SPRING:    January 30*

*In the event that a deadline falls on a weekend, proposals may be submitted the next business day.