Submit a HITS Proposal

Though the formal call for HITS Spring 2022 proposals closed on May 2, we are always interested in hearing about projects that might be considered in the future and we welcome you to get in touch with us at any time of the year. 

Proposals from all branches of the life sciences will be considered—including genomics, infectious disease, plant sciences, neuroscience, metabolomics, food and health, and biomedical research—or at the intersection of life sciences and other disciplines at Penn State such as materials science, cyberscience, social science, environmental science, etc.

Standard, shovel-ready proposals that are ripe for NSF or NIH funding will be rejected out of hand. This is your chance to try something bold—to pursue that really creative and risky project that you’ve always wanted to pursue.

Pre-submission inquires are welcome and should be directed to Andrew Read's office:

Andrew Read

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology