Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Limited Institutional Applications

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
Richard Schultz Arts and Sciences Associate Dean, Physical 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
Arnie Levinson Medicine Associate 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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Funding Opportunity     
Period
Budget
OVPR deadline
Sponsor Deadline

Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

5 years

$100,000
per year

Nov 14

Jan 25

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

1 application per institution

  $75,000
unrestricted grant
Dec 1 Feb 6

Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars Program in Aging

For 2014 Program is Discontinued by Foundation

2 applications per institution

4 years $50,000
per year
   

University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation

1 year up to
$50,000
Mar 28 Mar 28

David and Lucile Packard Fellowships for Natural Science and Engineering

2 applications per institution

5 years $175,000
per year
Mar 1 Apr 20

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust: Cardiovascular Diseases Research

1 application per institution

1 year ~$100,000 April 30 June 15

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust: Cancer and AIDS Research

1 application for Cancer and 1 for AIDS research

1 year $100,000 April 30 Sept 15

Searle Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

2 applications per institution

3 year $80,000
per year 
April 30  Oct 1

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Medical Sciences

Up to 5 applications per institution

 5 years $700,000 Aug 26 Oct 1

University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation

All areas of research

1 year up to
$50,000
Oct 26 Oct 26

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Limit 2 applications per institution

5 years $100,000
per year
Sept 16 Nov 1

Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

1 application per institution

 4 years $60,000
per year
July 1 Nov 1

 

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