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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Guidelines for Small Scale Research Grants

The Research Support Committee has available a modest budget for supporting one-time, small-scale, research expenses that faculty cannot cover from other sources.


All research active faculty in the Department of Mathematics at University Park are eligible. (The term research active will normally cover tenured and tenure track faculty together with fixed-term faculty on multi-year appointments where research is a condition of employment; but the Research Support Committee may use its discretion as to the eligibility of an individual faculty member not covered by these conditions.)

Activities Covered

The activities to be supported must involve interaction between the Penn State faculty member and colleagues at other institutions. Expenses that may be supported include (but are not limited to) conference costs, a research trip to visit a colleague, support for a seminar visitor. No equipment may be purchased with the funds.


Proposals should be sent to the Research Support Committee ( The proposal should briefly describe: