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

The Vice Provost for Research has awarded over $850,000 in grants to Penn researchers who applied in the Spring of 2018.  

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 February, 2019. Check back for dates.


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