Funding Opportunities Supported by the Provost Office

Funding Opportunities

The Provost Office has many different funding opportunities. For information about each one, please see below.

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

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Provides awards for large-scale, cross-School, cross-disciplinary events over one or two days and open to the entire University community. 

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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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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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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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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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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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