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Research Seed Grant Program

Marcellus Seed Grant Program: Investigating the Human/Societal Impacts and Environmental Issues Related to Marcellus Shale Development

Research on the human/societal impacts and environmental topics is underway by six interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers through a seed grant program sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) in conjunction with the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

This seed grant opportunity drew a large pool of innovative proposals from researchers across colleges with a broad range of topics. One expectation from the projects is that the teams will leverage their efforts toward subsequent proposal submission to external funding agencies such as NSF, NIH and private foundations. Information on the selected seed grants is below.


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