For certain funding opportunities investigators will find that the University as a whole can only a finite number of applications. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) coordinates the selection process for grant competitions in instances where a limited number of applications are accepted.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) coordinates the selection process for grant competitions, in instances where a limited number of applications are accepted from the University of Pennsylvania. These opportunities are listed in the table below. In general the process involves the following steps:
The Dean’s office (or his/her designee) of each school nominates potential candidates, no more than the number permitted for the whole University. Usually, each School requests potential nominees from their Departments which are due on the school deadline in the table.
Nominees are forwarded to the OVPR usually with a short account of proposed research, CV, and any other supporting information pertinent to that request for applications. The deadline for receipt by the OVPR is in the table below.
Candidates are selected, often on the advice of a committee of faculty and research Deans convened by the VPR.
Schools and candidates are notified to prepare applications, which are then processed through the Office of Research Services, following procedures standard for all grant and contract applications.
In addition to University-wide opportunities, there are some instances of awards that are coordinated by a single School and these may be found under the websites for the individual schools.
The tabular listing is provided to assist individual Schools in planning ahead for each competition. However, please be advised that agency deadlines and internal deadlines are subject to change.
In the recent Fall 2017 cycle of Penn’s internally-funded University Research Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced awards to the following members of the faculty for the projects listed below, including over $400,000 to the School of Arts and Sciences.