SAS and Penn Funding Opportunities

Below is a summary of SAS- and Penn-based grant and course development funding opportunities open to SAS faculty members.  For more information, please contact the relevant offices indicated.

If you wish to suggest an addition to this list, and it is an opportunity for which a large population within the SAS faculty is eligible, please send us the details at sas-grants@sas.upenn.edu.

Funding Opportunities for SAS Faculty

Opportunity

Eligibility

Funds may be used in support of:

Award Amounts

Application Deadline

Required Approvals

SAS Research Opportunity Grant

SAS standing faculty, Senior Lecturers, Senior Lecturers in Foreign Language, emeriti faculty

Research travel, access to documents,  publication subvention for the dissemination of the research, and more.  For further details, visit the ROG website.

Typically between $500 to $5,000

Spring and Fall each year

Department Chair

Business Administrator

SAS Conference Support

SAS standing faculty

Conferences held at Penn. For further details, please see the Conference Support website.

Up to $5,000 for combined URF and SAS awards.

Spring and Fall each year

Department Chair

Business Administrator

SAS Faculty Working Group

SAS standing faculty

Multidisciplinary groups formed for to investigate important new areas of knowledge or new approaches to traditional disciplines. Ordinarily activities include an ongoing seminar and colloquia with speakers from Penn and outside.

Up to $5,000 for one year, with possibility to renew for a second year.

Spring and Fall each year

Department Chair

Business Administrator

SAS Making a Difference in Diverse Communities

Faculty teams must include at least one standing faculty member in SAS. Faculty are encouraged to work across academic disciplines.

To support multidisciplinary projects led by faculty teams working with students to address societal challenges locally, nationally, and/or internationally.

Up to $100,000

Varies

Department Chair

Business Administrator

School Dean

SAS Dean’s Global Inquiries Fund

A SAS standing faculty member must serve as the project lead.

To support greater understanding and advances in the study of global issues.

Up to $50,000

Spring

Department Chair

Business Administrator

School Dean

University Research Foundation

Standing faculty

The URF offers the following grant opportunities: Research Grants, Conference Support, Impact Seminar Grants, and Research Opportunity Development Grants, Phase 1 and Phase 2For further details, please see the URF website.

Typically between $5000 to $50,000

Spring and Fall each year

Department Chair

Business Administrator

Provost’s Global Engagement Fund

Faculty and senior administrators. Preference given to full-time, non-tenured professors.

Creative, cross-disciplinary projects that will further Penn’s global initiatives.

Up to $40,000

Early spring

Department Chair

School Dean

Penn China Research and Engagement Fund

Penn faculty and senior administrators

A competitive matching program designed to stimulate and support activity in China and engagement with the Penn Wharton China Center.

Minimum award $25,000; no maximum

Varies

Department Chair

Business Administrator

School Dean

Penn India Research and Engagement Fund

Penn faculty and senior administrators

A competitive matching program designed to stimulate and support activity in India.

Minimum award $25,000; no maximum

Varies

Department Chair

Business Administrator

School Dean

Provost’s Interdisciplinary Arts Fund

 

Major events, projects, or programs that engage a diverse range of students and bring together multiple groups, especially collaborations among Penn art and culture organizations and academic departments or centers

Between $2,000-$10,000

   

Wolf Humanities Center Faculty Fellowships

Standing faculty at Penn in the humanities and allied departments.

Fellowships support research that relates to the Center's annual theme.

$5000 research fund stipends for junior faculty, and up to $10,000 for senior faculty, payable to departments for one course offset.

March 20, 2018

None

Trustee Council of Penn Women

Varies; consult the website

Grants to support women faculty and events and research on women’s issues.

Up to $5000

Spring

Department Chair

Business Administrator

MindCORE Activity Fund

Any organization or University entity that meets the goals of the fund, but must be co-signed by a MindCORE affiliated faculty member. Individuals may also apply.

Grants to support initiatives and activities that build and enhance the mind & brain community at Penn, and foster new collaborations, education, or outreach through conferences, seminars, events or other group activities.

Up to $2500

Rolling

None

Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program (PURM)

Standing faculty in all disciplines. Preference for those who have not yet had a PURM award.

Funding for one or two students to work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project.

PURM students receive $4,000 stipend, faculty member receives $1,500 research fund.

January 26, 2018

Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grants (SURGG)

At least one team member must be a standing faculty member

Financial support for a faculty member or team of faculty members to offer an intensive, interdisciplinary summer research experience for a group of 2-5 undergraduates

All undergraduate participants will receive a $4000 stipend and the mentor(s) will collectively receive up to $10,000 for associated research expenses

January 31, 2018

Grants for Faculty Members Mentoring Undergraduate Research

Standing faculty with a demonstrated commitment to mentoring undergraduates doing research.

Grants will provide funds that may be used to offset expenses to support undergraduates doing research or for any other expenditure necessary to facilitate the faculty members continued support of undergraduate research.

up to $8000 to offset research associated expenses incurred by an undergraduate student.

January 31, 2018

Jumpstart for Juniors Program

Students who are new to research and require a summer of intensive training with a faculty member prior to undertaking a more independent project are strongly encouraged to apply.

Awards for a research project in the summer between a student’s junior and senior years.

Student budgets of up to $1000 will be considered. Mentors of Junior Jumpstart grant recipients will receive $1000 that will be paid into the faculty member’s research account.

March 12, 2018