The Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA), part of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Penn State, has announced an invitation for Level 2 pilot research projects aimed at addressing issues related to substance use and addiction. The program seeks interdisciplinary Penn State teams to develop novel translational research programs, which can range from discovery-oriented research to dissemination and implementation science.
CCSA’s seed grant program aims to develop solutions to the systemic problems of substance use and addiction. Applications are particularly encouraged that map onto Penn State’s distinctive strengths in substance use research: pathways to addiction (including basic science, etiology and epidemiology), criminal justice, and spillover effects to children, families and communities. Projects that build strength in impact analysis or implementation and dissemination science are also encouraged.
All Penn State faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, fixed-term, and clinicians) who hold an appointment at any Penn State location are eligible to submit a seed grant proposal. Proposals are due on March 31. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions no later than May 10, and projects must have a start date of May 15.
For more information about the application process, please visit CCSA’s website.