Request for Proposals from the Penn State Center for Human Evolution and Diversity for Academic Year 2023-24
Date: 04 October 2022
The Penn State Center for Human Evolution and Diversity (CHED) invites proposals for seed grants for the 2023-24 academic year. Funds awarded to successful projects will need to be spent completely before the end of fiscal year in which they are awarded
CHED seeks proposals for projects which seek to explore the human use of psychoactive substances from an evolutionary perspective. Successful proposals will come from multi- and transdisciplinary research teams (representing at least three Penn State departments) that explore the reasons for the seeking or dependence on psychoactive substances (including but not restricted to caffeine or other stimulants, nicotine, and alcohol or other intoxicants) in an evolutionary context. It is anticipated that 2-3 proposals will be funded, for up to $20,000 each. Proposals for workshops, which will result in external funding applications and/or collaborative publications, will be considered. Proposals should follow NSF or NIH style and comprise a one-page summary, biosketches of all co-investigators, a budget, and a project timeline, and should be sent to Theresa Wilson (email@example.com) on or before the deadline of Tuesday February 28 2023. Proposals will be reviewed by Penn State faculty experts chosen for their knowledge of the subject matter. Final selection of 2-3 projects will take place in April 2023, and awardees notified by the end of May 2023. Disbursement of funds will occur as soon as possible after 1 July 2023, and all funds will need to be spent by 30 June 2024.
Questions about ideas or logistics for potential projects should be directed to Nina Jablonski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mark Shriver (email@example.com), or David Puts (firstname.lastname@example.org).