Pullout: Report of the Provost's Committee on Distributed Learning

Merger of Internal Research Funding Sources:

International Programs Fund, Research Foundation

The International Programs Fund is being incorporated into Penn's Research Foundation, as Type C international grants. Review criteria remain unchanged. Type C proposals will be reviewed by the Research Foundation panels, alongside Type A and B applications in the fall and spring of each academic year, effective fall 1998. The next application deadlines are November 1, 1998 and March 15, 1999. Type C international grants provide support in the range of $5,001 to $15,000. A Type C grant may be combined with either Type A or B, but the maximum total award is $50,000. Further details will be included in the fall 1998 Research Foundation announcement (which will appear in Almanac and on the World Wide Web: http://www.upenn.edu/VPR/RF.html).

--Joyce A. Randolph, Director, Office of International Programs

--Ralph D. Amado, Vice Provost for Research


About the IPF Grants: The University of Pennsylvania's endowment fund for international programs provides support for research in area and international studies within the context of Penn's Agenda for Excellence. The fund is used as seed money, with priority given to multi-school initiatives (within Penn) as well as collaborative research with colleagues abroad, especially at institutions with which Penn has formal cooperative agreements. Awards are normally in the range of $5,000-15,000.

Awards in Spring 1998: The faculty recipients of the spring 1998 International Programs Fund grants are:

  • Aileen B. Rothbard (Social Work), "Serving People with Serious Mental Illness" (Italy);
  • Donald Silberberg, Sandra Barnes and Antonio McDaniel (Medicine, Arts and Sciences), "The Study of Childhood Disabilities in Africa Using Medical, Anthropological and Demographic Approaches";
  • Stuart Weiss and Albert T. Cheung (Medicine), "Russian-United States Cooperative Study on Perfusionless Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest for Open Chamber Cardiac Operations."

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 30, April 21, 1998