Submit a HITS 2021 Proposal

For HITS 2021, 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.

We will consider applications received by May 1 and hope to run another call in Fall 2021. Applications should be submitted to InfoReady. 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