2nd Annual Breakthroughs Conference
May 16, 2018
This April, the Fels Policy Research Initiative welcomed researchers from across Penn and Philadelphia to engage in a half-day conference discussing Penn’s policy-relevant research. The second annual Breakthroughs Conference boasted panelists from four Penn schools, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Water Department, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and more.
Partners in Policy: Conversation with Shawn McCaney
December 1, 2017
This November, the Fels Policy Research Initiative as we welcome Shawn McCaney for a lunchtime conversation on November 30, 2017. The discussion, moderated by Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Managing Director Diana Lind, covered McCaney's work on public space and the William Penn Foundation's role in partnering on policy issues in Philadelphia.
Adjunct Attrition: How Public Colleges and Universities Can Support and Maintain Their Non-tenure Track Faculty
October 31, 2017
By: Mollie Simon
In academia, adjuncts and tenured professors can often have very different experiences. Last week, Chad Evans, a doctoral student in Economics, gave a talk as part of the Fels PRI Graduate Student Seminar series, “Adjunct Attrition: How Public Colleges and Universities Can Support and Maintain Their Non-tenure Track Faculty”.
Democratizing the Data Economy
October 17, 2017
By: Mollie Simon
You might not think about it, but hundreds of times a day you are sharing little pieces about you through your data. You take an Uber to work, pay for lunch delivery with a PayPal account, browse some potential dates on OkCupid, and post some pictures on Facebook. All along the way, information about you is being shared with these big companies.
Partners in Policy: Kickoff Conversation with Harriet Tregoning
September 26, 2017
Call for Proposals
September 12, 2017
This year the Fels Policy Research Initiative will hold one major call for proposals, with $100,000 total available in grants. We will continue to fund policy-relevant research, events, and interdisciplinary collaborations that foster new connections across campus. For examples of previously funded projects, please visit our website.
Unheard Voices: What Refugee Communities Can Teach Us
September 8, 2017
By: Mollie Simon
On September 6th, the Fels Policy Research Initiative hosted our first graduate student seminar. Ishani Dasgupta, a joint Ph.D. student in South Asian Studies and Anthropology, gave a talk titled “Unheard Voices: What Refugee Communities Can Teach Us”.
A peek into how policy-related research is being put into practice in Philly, from Fels Policy Research Initiative’s first conference.
In April 2017, Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy hosted distinguished academic Per Krusell, visiting scholar with the Economics Department.
New Grant Opportunities: Submissions Due May 1, 2017
March 6, 2017
The Fels Policy Research Initiative seeks to increase the visibility and impact of Penn’s policy-relevant research. We are excited to issue a Call for Proposals for two opportunities, Working Groups and Conferences, with funding up to $15,000 for each project. To learn more about past grants awarded, please see the Projects section of our website.