Foundation: November 1
deadline for fall applications to the University Research Foundation
(URF) is November 1. The URF is an intramural resource
to support faculty research for a variety of purposes, including:
established faculty perform exploratory research, particularly
on novel or pioneering ideas, to determine their feasibility
and develop preliminary data to support extramural applications.
junior faculty undertake pilot projects that will enable
them to successfully apply for extramural sources of funding,
and aid in establishing their careers as independent investigators.
support in disciplines where extramural support is difficult
to obtain and where significant research can be facilitated
with modest funding.
modest institutional matching funds that are awarded contingent
upon a successful external peer-reviewed application that
requires an institutional match.
University Research Foundation guidelines are on line at www.upenn.edu/research/FoundationGuidelines.htm. For
questions contact Lanese Rogers at (215) 898-7236, in the Office
of the Vice Provost for Research, 119 College Hall.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 9, October 22, 2002