2017 Penn China Research and Engagement Fund Call for Proposals Opens on Februrary 1st!



Entering its third funding cycle, the Fund is eager to support projects with a clear plan for sustainable, long-term impact beyond the five-year-period of the Fund. Therefore, in addition to welcoming proposals from all disciplines, the Fund encourages faculty members across all twelve schools to propose interdisciplinary projects under overarching themes. In the first years of the fund, we have already seen significant research work and potential for collaboration in the following three areas: China’s Health and Healthcare, China’s Urbanization and Urban Development, and China’s Technology and Innovation Landscape. We welcome proposals that deepen and strengthen Penn’s engagement in these areas as well as in additional thematic areas in accordance with faculty interest, with the goal of creating sustainable impact for the Penn Community and beyond.


2017 Penn CREF Timeline


Invitations for Proposals

February 1, 2017

Proposals Due

April 17, 2017

Awards Announced

July 1, 2017



2017 Penn CREF Application Form
2017 Penn CREF Application Instructions 
2017 Penn CREF FAQs
2017 Penn CREF Budget Template Form 
Sample Penn CREF Budget