Research Development

Dr. Sarah Bronson

A Message from the Director

Welcome to Penn State Hershey! For more than a decade, Research Development has served the College of Medicine by promoting the visibility of its research enterprise, coordinating high priority funding initiatives, and providing targeted support to investigators looking to build their research portfolio. We look forward to working with you!

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Sarah Bronson, Ph.D.
Director of Research Development

Funding Opportunity Identification and Dissemination

We subscribe to numerous funding databases, listservs, and e-alerts sponsored by federal agencies, private foundations, and corporate organizations in order to provide timely notifications of funding opportunities to faculty. Funding notices are subsequently disseminated to faculty who can request targeted email distribution based on stated research interests.

Get more details on funding opportunities here.

Internal Awards and Limited Submissions

We administer several internal grant programs that help to sustain the
research programs of productive investigators and we coordinate the internal nomination process when funding sponsors limit the number of proposals.

Read more about the internal grant program here.

Read more about the limited submission process here.

Research Concierge Expertise

The Research Concierge Service offers hands-on support on a first-come, first-served basis to investigators who want to strengthen their grantsmanship skills, form collaborative
research teams, and develop complex funding proposals. The Concierge also maintains an extensive resource website.

The goal of the Research Concierge Service is to increase the number, quality, and success rate of external funding submissions.

Get more details on the Research Concierge Service here.

Faculty Outreach and Engagement

We maintain close working relationships with the Office of University Development and the Office of Sponsored Programs to support faculty in their pursuit of external funding via foundations and private donors.

Contact Research Development

Our top goal is to help further strengthen the environment for biomedical and behavioral research throughout the University. If you need advice or assistance related to sponsored research or research training activities in the College of Medicine, please contact us and we will do our best to help you or find someone who can!

Contact Research Development and learn more about the team here.