Office of the Vice Provost for Research



The Office of the Vice Provost for Research manages a number of internal funding opportunities on behalf of the University, including:

The Vice Provost for Research also leads large institutional funding opportunities, at times in conjunction with School leaders:


For Penn constituents interested in new sponsorship opportunities, the SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) database provides info from private and government sources. Access SPIN by logging into PennERA and selecting "Find Funding" on the top right.

Go to SPIN through PennERA »

In addition, the following websites could prove useful to investigators:

  • is the US government’s online portal to search and apply to federal funding opportunities.  
  • Grants Advisor Plus is an information service for research faculty in higher education.
  • Foundation Center  includes a searchable database of federal, foundation and corporate philanthropic opportunities.(Log in and Penn Key required. Hit "connect to resource".)
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