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 The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Announces the

2015 Research Grant Competition

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced its 2014 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 must be received by the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research by 3:00 pm on May 8, 2014. 

If you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity, please contact Cheryl Vogrig, at Ext. 6034 or email

Apply Now for the Grant Writers Fellowship Program 2014


California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) is pleased to announce the fifth Grant Writers Fellowship Program in which faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive enrichment workshop covering everything from strategizing the selection of your potential funding source to learning effective grant writing for competitive grant applications/proposals. Emphasis is placed on research and writing strategies and skills required to successfully submit competitive external proposals on behalf of Cal U.  Fellows will be expected to attend all of the workshop sessions in order to maintain status in the program.

Application for OSPR Fellowship

  • Consider the Benefits...
  • Develop capabilities in securing external funding to support research, outreach or public service.
  • Enhance curriculum vita or résumé.
  • $500 participation incentive.

You are Eligible if you are...

  • Tenured or tenure track faculty with a full-time appointment, or
  • Full time permanent staff who are required to write grants as part of their job (verified by supervisor/VP), and
  • Interested in funding for research, critical programs and projects that align with the Cal U mission, and
  • Available to attend a three-day session in May 2014.

Don't miss out on the opportunity.

Fellowship Application Deadline                                      April 9 @ 3:00 pm

Grant Writers' 3-Day Workshop Session                              May 14, 15 & 16, 2014


Apply Now for the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund Grant!

Cal U may apply for up to three (3) $1,000 Wellness Promotion Grants in combination, no more than two Healthy Awareness or two Healthy Lifestyle grants (example: two Healthy Awareness grants and one Healthy Lifestyle).

Health Awareness Grant - A $1,000 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 $1,000 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.

All applicants must complete the corresponding application form and submit to The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) by Friday, April 18, 2014.  Please click here for the applications.  The OSPR will secure the appropriate signatures and submit the application packet to the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund.

SPIN SystemSpinPlus is available to all Cal U faculty and staff.  To be granted access, please call the OSPR at x1662 to request a username and password, and you can begin to receive funding announcements directly to your inbox.  Already have a username and password, click here to go to SPINPlus website and login


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