Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Limited Submission Opportunities

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. Penn investigators interested in applying for a limited funding opportunity should contact their School representative or OVPR at vprgrants@pobox.upenn.edu.

 

Representative
School
Title
Yogi Sukwa Annenberg Administrative and Financial Officer
Joyce Cook Education Manager Sponsored Projects
R. Polk Wagner Law Associate Dean
Larry Gladney Arts and Sciences Associate Dean, Natural Sciences
Dana Graves Dental Medicine Associate Dean for Translational Research
Chris Cataldo Design Director of Finance
Kathleen Stebe Engineering & Applied Science Deputy Dean for Research
Glen Gaulton Medicine Executive Vice Dean for Research
Yvonne Paterson Nursing Associate Dean for Research
Cheryl Carreno Gaffney Social Policy and Practice Business Manager, Research
Phil Scott Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean for Research
Ann Perch Wharton Director, Faculty Administration

 

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Applications for Grants and Fellowships
Coordinated Through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research

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. This is the VPR DEADLINE in table. 
  • 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. 

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Award    
FUNDING      INSTITUTION     
APPLICANTS
Period
Budget
OVPR deadline    FY 2015
EXTERNAL DEADLINE    FY 2015
STATUS

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Blavatnik Family Foundation  

 

$250,000

   

To be announced

Scientific Innovation Awards Brain Research Foundation 1 nominee / institution 2 yr $75,000 / yr May 27 July 1 2015 nominee selected

Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Brain Research Foundation 2 LOIs / invited institutions 1 yr $50,000     To be announced

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Up to 5 applications / institution  5 yr $700,000 Aug 28 Oct 1 Nominees selected
Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2 applications / institution 5 yr $500,000 Sept. 24 Nov 1 Open - eligibility quiz on Foundation Web Site
David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program Charles A. Dana Foundation 1 application / institution 3 yr $300,000     To be announced
Fellowships for Science and Engineering David and Lucille Packard Foundation   5 yr $875,000     To be announced
Mallinckrodt's Scholar Program Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation   1 yr $60,000     Closed
Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award Hartwell Foundation 1 application / invited institutions 3 yr $100,000 / yr June 16 Sept 15 Nominees selected
The Macy Faculty Scholars Program The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation 1 application / health and medical schools 1 yr $100,000     To be announced
Allen Distinguished Investigator Program Paul G. Allen Family Foundation 2 submissions / institution 3 yr $1 - $2 million September 15, 2014 October 31, 2014 Open

Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Pew Charitable Trusts 1 application / institution  4 yr $60,000 / yr June 30 July 15 2015 nominee selected
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Program Rita Allen Foundation 1 application / invited institutions 5 yr $110,000 / yr     To be announced
Investigators in Mathematics, Physics and Theoretical Computer Science Simons Foundation 2 application / field of research 5 yr $100,000 / yr Sept 15 Oct 28 Open
Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems Simons Foundation 1 application / institution 5 yr $100,000 / yr Sept 15 Oct 28 Open
Math + X Investigators Simons Foundation 1 application / institution 5 yr $300,000 / yr Sept 15 Oct 28 Open
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 1 application / institution 1 yr $75,000   Feb 10 To be announced
Searle Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences The Kinship Foundation 1 application / invited institutions 3 yr $100,000 / yr   Sept 26 2015 nominee selected
Research Foundation University of Pennsylvania Foundation   1 yr varies     To be announced
Program for Science and Engineering W.M. Keck Foundation Invited institutions 1 - 5 yr $500,000 - $5mil July 17 Nov 1 Closed; under review
Program for Medical Sciences W.M. Keck Foundation Invited institutions 1 - 5 yr $500,000 - $5mil July 17 Nov 1 Closed; under review
Research Award for Cardiovascular Disease W.W. Smith Charitable Trust   1 yr $70,000 - $120,000 April 30 Sept 12 2015 nominee selected
Research Award for AIDS W.W. Smith Charitable Trust   1 yr $70,000 - $120,000 April 30 June 13 2015 nominee selected
Research Award for Cancer W.W. Smith Charitable Trust   1 yr $70,000 - $120,000 April 30 June 13 2015 nominee selected

 

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