News from the Vice Provost for Research

Penn Research Excellence Initiative

Supporting the Highest Levels of Research Credibility, Integrity, and Impact at Penn

LabArchives for Researchers

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

URF Report 2010-2017

Our University Research Foundation Report for 2010-2017 looks at the impact of this OVPR grant across university disciplines, laboratories, faculty and students.

Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications for positions starting July 2020 will open in late August.

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

Regulatory Topics


We are searching for a new Director of Research Protections to oversee our IRBs, human research regulations, ethics…

Vice Provost Bonnell welcomes Maureen O’Leary as new Executive Director of EHRS.

The #PennovationAccelerator selected nine early-stage companies for this year's summer cohort. Check out the articl…

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Can anyone guess the name of the person depicted on this moulded glass plaque located in our Rome Gallery? Here's a…

What is the oldest item in our digital collection? A Roman glass vase from the 1st century A.D. The newest? This po…

Dating back to the early 18th century in China, this embroidered Mandarin Square made of silk & golden thread depic…

Matthew Whipple, @Penn Dental's dietician, is helping to make the entire School community healthier with his regula…

In celebration of #Apollo50, the Science History Institute book club launched themselves into space with two exciti…

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