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Apply NOW for NEW PASSHE FPDC Grant Opportunity Faculty Professional Development Programs and Activities Related to Innovation in Teaching and Improvement of Student Learning Outcomes FY 2014-2015Funding Opportunities

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Announces the

2017 Research Grant Competition

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced its 2017 Research Grant Program. 

Please click here for the request for proposal.

As part of the Center’s annual Research Grant Program there are Targeted Topics and Open Topics.
All projects must show a clear relationship to one or more of the Center’s mandated research areas, which are:
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; and,
health and welfare concerns

All Letters of Intent should be sent to Karen Primm at by 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

If you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity, please contact Karen at or Extension 5749.

PA Faculty Health and Welfare Grant Program

Cal U may apply for up to three (3) $1,500 Wellness Promotion Grants.

Health Awareness Grant - A $1,500 matching grant for campus-wide wellness and prevention activities
such as wellness fairs and single topic wellness sessions.  Grant applications must include documentation of
dollar-for-dollar matches from campus or community organizations.  The funded activities must include faculty participation.
Healthy Lifestyle Grant - A $1,500 grant to fund risk reduction activities that include at least six (6) hours of programming and include faculty participation.  Topics that qualify for grants include, but are not limited to, the following:  weight reduction, smoking cessation, healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction.


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Funding Forecast Calendar

  Please view our Funding Forecast Calendar for upcoming federal deadlines.

Samples of funded FPDC Annual Grant Program proposals:

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Sample of a funded FPDC Innovation in Teaching Program proposal: