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Funding Opportunites

Funding opportunites supported by the Provost Office


University Research Foundation

Offers limited support on a competitive basis for investigator research projects and scholarly conferences.

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Provost's Interdiscplinary Seminar Fund

Stimulates the creation of interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations, particularly those that support the Penn Compact’s emphasis on the integration of knowledge.

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Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Fund

Supports art and culture initiatives at Penn that directly engage students and bring together multiple groups across campus, especially collaborations between art & culture organizations and academic departments or centers.

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Global Engagement Fund

Seeds creative, cross-disciplinary projects to further Penn’s global initiatives - strives to offer maximum flexibility to support faculty initiatives that enhance Penn’s global engagement.

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Dual Career

Provides University funding when a standing faculty member is accompanied by a working spouse/partner, including a same-sex domestic partner, seeking employment at Penn.

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Faculty Opportunity Fund

Enhances the academic strength and diversity of Penn faculty -  reserved for candidates who, in the dean’s opinion, will make extraordinary scholarly contributions.

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Excellence Through Diversity Fund

This fund may support:

• Implementation of Schools’ strategic plans to diversify faculty and student populations;
• Research on equity, inclusion and diversity in higher education;
• Projects that foster and support diversity on campus;
• Faculty work on projects aimed at advancing the ideals of the Penn Compact as they relate to increased access for students and faculty.

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Theme Year

Encourages individual students, faculty, staff, and departments & centers to create programming that relates to the topic in many contexts.

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