Penn State and the University of Freiburg seek collaboration in new RFPs

October 05, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State and the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg are seeking proposals to foster collaborative, sustainable, self‐supporting research programs. The Collaboration Development Program has been created to provide seed money opportunities for faculty teams to develop plans for long‐term programs integrating students and faculty from both universities.

Proposals are expected to focus upon program development to enable future collaborative efforts, including work on preliminary research ideas to demonstrate proof-of‐concept. The program supports research stays, joint conferences, virtual seminars and activities for younger researchers.

The 2019 program will be focused on two strategic areas: Water-Energy-Food Systems and Sustainability and Health. The two universities are exploring ways to further their partnership and make important progress in tackling the global challenges in these two strategic areas.

This program is open to faculty members affiliated with the University of Freiburg and Penn State, in all disciplines. The application should include between 1 to 4 researchers from both universities.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

For more information, or to fill out an application, please contact Alexandra Persiko, strategic initiatives coordinator, at

Last Updated October 04, 2018