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India Research and Engagement Fund (IREF)

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Established in 2017, Penn’s India Research and Engagement Fund has provided support to Penn faculty research and capacity-building initiatives that address key issues, including road traffic accident injury response, interconnection of computing devices, the transformation of India’s nalas, household air pollution, and migrant labor trends. 

Penn’s India Research and Engagement Fund (IREF) catalyzes and supports projects and initiatives that:

  • Advance the interdisciplinary study, teaching, and engagement of India and position Penn as a key source of knowledge and ideas on India-related issues, topics, and challenges.
  • Strengthens relationships between the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India in New Delhi (UPIASI) and the greater Penn community.