Request for Proposals from the Penn State Center for Human Evolution and Diversity
Academic Year 2020-21
The Penn State Center for Human Evolution and Diversity (CHED) invites proposals for small grants for innovative, multidisciplinary education projects promoting public knowledge about human evolution, modern human diversity, the evolution of health and disease in humans, and the nature and future of human-environment interactions.
Successful projects will showcase research conducted at Penn State, including but not limited to research previously supported by CHED, through a series of short (about 10 minute) podcasts. The podcasts will feature individual scientists and/or science educators at any faculty level who work to conduct innovative transdisciplinary research in the aforementioned fields. Applicants may propose the creation of one or two podcasts representing their research. The scientists will be interviewed by undergraduate students during Spring Semester 2021.
Ten to fifteen successful awards, of $2,000 each, will be disbursed to the university research accounts of the successful applicants.
Applications should describe the specific topic and transdisciplinary context of the research that the applicant seeks to explore in their podcast(s), and specifically how they plan to make their work interesting to general audiences, including K-12 learners.
Applications consisting of a two-page project summary, an NSF-style biographical sketch of the primary applicant, and a project timeline should be sent to Nina Jablonski (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mark Shriver (email@example.com) on or before Friday 6 November 2020. Final selection of awards will be based on internal peer review.