News from the Vice Provost for Research

LabArchives for Researchers

The modern, cloud-based, secure Electronic Research Notebook system is now available for free to Penn researchers.

University Research Foundation Awardees

Spring 2019 applications open Tuesday, February, 12  and close Friday, March 15.

Accelerating from Lab to Market

The Accelerating from Lab to Market grant aims to help to bridge the gap between federal research funding and commercial success. Applications are accepted February 15 – April 12, 2019.

Discovering the Future Grant

Discovering the Future Grant aims to fill this gap in funding opportunities by supporting the Penn faculty in blue sky, high risk/high reward research.  Spring 2019 applications open from February 15 – April 12.

Funding & Fellowships

Within the OVPR

Centers & Institutes

The University’s integrated campus facilitates unique investigative collaborations across disciplines and research at Penn’s Centers and Institutes represent some of the most cutting edge investigations taking place in the world today. A searchable database of the University’s many Centers and Institutes is to the left. On behalf of the Provost, the Vice Provost for Research oversees the 8 University-wide Centers & Institutes featured below.

Featured Institutes

Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Center for Public Health Intiatives

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter

Mahoney Institute for Neurological Sciences

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Center for Neuroscience and Society

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Penn Institute for Urban Research

Regulatory Topics


University Research Foundation Spring 2019 applications open Tuesday, February 12 and close Friday, March 15.

Accelerating from Lab to Market, a new grant through the Vice Provost for Research, will open applications from February 15th until April 12. MORE

Our Discovering the Future grant opportunity welcomes applications from February 15th - April 12. MORE


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