Population Research Institute

Project: Research project

Project Details


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is an application for a five-year
competing renewal of an NICHD Population Research Infrastructure Program at
the Population Research Institute (PRI) at The Pennsylvania State University.
PRI is a multidisciplinary center that encourages, organizes, and supports
research and training in the population sciences. The intellectual environment
for population sciences at Penn State is unique among NICHD supported
population centers. Research associates in PRI represent 15 departments in 6
colleges. PRI first received NICHD core support for population research in
1991. Since then, and largely as a result of NICHD's infrastructural support,
PRI has grown from 27 to 61 associates, has developed a large portfolio of
qualifying grants, and has achieved national recognition for its scientific
accomplishments. This has contributed to the development of critical masses of
faculty within major topical areas of population research and the emergence of
unifying crosscutting themes that span these areas. This application requests
infrastructural funding to build on these accomplishments while ensuring cost-
efficiencies and stability in PRI's research cores (Administrative, Computer,
Geographic Information Analysis, Information, and Statistics). Support is also
requested for an Infrastructure Development Program to continue PRI's
encouragement of interdisciplinary research and innovative methodology. PRI is
well positioned in its faculty's research activities, staff expertise, and
resources to continue developing as a dynamic and synergistic center for
innovative population research.
Effective start/end date7/5/011/9/12


  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: $644,778.00


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