Research that matters

 

Launched in 2016, the Fels Policy Research Initiative seeks to increase the visibility and impact of Penn’s policy-relevant research through a variety of activities by supporting research and working groups, sponsoring events and seminars, and authoring op-eds.

Each semester the Fels Policy Research Initiative announces a call for proposals for funding of working groups and conferences. These proposals tend to focus on one or more of the initiative's key themes: putting policy research into practice, innovative approaches to using data to improve research, and new research responding to the dramatic policy shifts following the 2016 election. Our funding prioritizes working groups and conferences that engage faculty from the School of Arts & Sciences and involve multiple disciplines.