Apply now: Funding available through the PRC's Early Career Diversity Research Award

photo of the Biobehavioral Health Building, home of the PRC
Biobehavioral Health Building, home of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. Credit: Sara Brennen/Penn State

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center has issued a call for proposals from Penn State graduate students, postdoctoral, or early career researchers (up to 5 years post-graduation) for projects that focus on health disparities experienced by diverse and oppressed populations. Diversity may be defined in terms of (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, immigrant status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or geography.

Funds in the amount of $300-$2500 may be requested to support research expenses. Graduate students requesting funding to support their dissertation work will be given priority. Although we anticipate receiving applications from departments in the College of Health and Human Development, students enrolled in any Ph.D. program at Penn State are eligible.  

The application deadline is September 30, 2022, and funding decisions will be made by October 31, 2022.

For application instructions, please read our Trainee Research Award: Call for Proposals. If you have questions, please direct them to Sara Brennen, PRC Assistant Director for Strategic Communications, at

For information about previous awardees, please see the following Penn State News stories:

2020-21: Prevention Research Center announces anti-racism research grant recipients  

2021-22: Funding early career scientists to support the well-being of diverse populations