Interested in participating in the Fund for Innovation?

Contact your college directly. Academic colleges request proposals twice yearly, then select and fund the most promising emerging technologies.

College of Agricultural Sciences

Gary Thompson

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

email gat10@psu.edu

RAIN Grant

Scott Welsh

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

email swwelsh@fieldstoneinnovations.com 

College of Arts and Architecture

Andrew Schulz

Associate Dean for Research

email aps18@psu.edu

Bellesario College of Communications

Marie Hardin

Dean

email mch208@psu.edu

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

John Hellmann

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research

email jrh3@psu.edu

Eberly College of Science

Andy Stephenson

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

email as4@psu.edu

Lab Bench to Commercialization Grant

Melissa Long

Technology Licensing Officer & IP Tech Transfer Liaison

email mkl137@psu.edu

College of Education

Greg Kelly

Associate Dean for Research, Outreach, and Technology

email gjk13@psu.edu

College of Engineering

George Lesieutre

Associate Dean for Research

email g-lesieutre@psu.edu

ENGINE Grant

Chris Rahn

Associate Dean for Innovation

email cdr10@psu.edu

College of Health & Human Development

Kathryn Drager

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

email kdd5@psu.edu

Hershey College of Medicine

Sheila Vrana

Associate Dean for Research

email slv11@psu.edu

Hershey Fund for Innovation Grant

Kevin M. Harter

Director for Center for Medical Innovation

email kmh101@psu.edu

College of Information Science and Technology

C. Lee Giles

Interim Associate Dean of Research

email giles@ist.psu.edu

College of Liberal Arts

Scott Bennett

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

email dsb10@psu.edu

College of Nursing

Judith Hupcey

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research

email jhupcey@psu.edu

Smeal College of Business

Russell Barton

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty

email rrb2@psu.edu

SCOR Grant

David Lenze

Instructor of Management and Organization

email dlenze@psu.edu