Summer 2017 Erickson Discovery Grant information session scheduled for Dec. 1

November 30, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of Undergraduate Education will hold an information session for summer 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in 106 HUB-Robeson Center. Free pizza will be available.

Erickson Discovery Grants support undergraduate student engagement in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member. The grants may be used to cover project costs or living expenses for research initiatives in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Designed for Penn State undergraduate students from all campuses in all fields, grants are available for students the summer following their first year of study through the summer before the year in which they will graduate.

Approximately 60 grants, each in the amount of $3,500, are available for the summer of 2017.

Applications for summer 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants will be accepted beginning Dec. 1. Visit for more information about eligibility and application requirements.

To RSVP, contact Sally Butts by email at

A second information session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, in 106 HUB-Robeson Center. RSVP to Sally Butts at by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Last Updated December 07, 2016