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CSRE Fall 2021 Grant Program

September 30, 2021
(All day)

CSRE Fall 2021 Grant Program

Call for applications in energy infrastructure and security


The Center for Energy Law and Policy and the Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) are collaborating to support research related to the protection of the nation’s energy infrastructure. 

CSRE will host an information session for potential applicants on Aug. 31, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Zoom. Full information about this session can be found in the flyer.

CSRE’s Fall 2021 grant program has opened (with a deadline of Sept. 30) and offers “Impact Grants” up to $30,000, and “Seed Grants” up to $15,000. Grant recipients will be asked to collaborate with CSRE as it builds an anticipated Spring 2022 conference on critical infrastructure designed to bring potential external partners to Penn State.

The Fall 2021 program is open to any proposal relating to CSRE's security-related mission, but will specifically encourage proposals related to:

  • Protection of energy transmission and delivery grids.
  • Cyber and physical security threats.
  • Natural disasters and extreme weather conditions.
  • Workforce capability (aging workforce) and human errors.
  • Aging infrastructure.
  • Changes in fuel supply.
  • Changing geopolitics of energy.
  • Improving the security of an increasingly distributed electric power system (e.g. micro-grids).


CELP Support
CELP will also collaborate closely with CSRE to ensure that research expertise in energy infrastructure and security are integrated with interdisciplinary teams in other colleges; proposals that are able to clearly link science, technology, and engineering with legal, policy, and social considerations will be considered for additional funding with CELP.  Questions about proposals that may be considered for joint funding can be directed to Seth Blumsack, Director of CELP, at


Learn more

To read the full CSRE Grant RFP, please visit: Information on past CSRE Grant awardees can be found here.


John Hodgson, Associate Director of CSRE, at, is available to address questions and meet with potential applicants and teams.

The full invitation for the Aug. 31 Zoom information session can be found in the flyer.


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