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.

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.

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

Regulatory Topics


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

EXCITING NEWS! At the #Philly @BIOConvention #BIO2019, @Penn spinout device company Chip Diagnostics, founded by…

"Second Place America is the most recent of a series of reports that outline challenges to maintaining US global le…

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House voting to repeal the ACA’s “Cadillac tax”, via @wsj; #healthcare #aca #healthinsurance

Housing starts down 0.9% in June, via @marketwatch; #housing #realestate

Each Thursday at 4 p.m. ET you can hear our faculty interview industry and academic experts on 'Mastering Innovatio…

How does a tomahawk, as an object typically associated with violence, come to be connected to a smoking pipe used i…

The PPC's own Karen Reivich shares insights on combating self criticism with author Molly Povich. Read the article…

In 1960, Melvin S. Day joined the newly established @NASA, where he developed the plans for their information progr…

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