Penn Global Engagement Fund
Application Process & Materials
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2018 Application Timeline
|Invitation to Submit Proposals||February 5, 2018|
|Proposals Due||April 20, 2018 *UPDATED*|
|Awards Announced||June 2018|
Step 1: Download Application Materials
Interested applicants are first encouraged to review the annual Call for Proposals, and download application materials.
2018 Application Materials
Step 2: Complete Application
In order to be considered for funding, all applicants must submit the following materials.
All applicants must complete the proposal form template. A fully completed form, including all signatures, should be at the front of the application.
A completed application consists of three documents:
Project Information Cover Sheet
The narrative is limited to five pages and should include the following elements:
Background/Statement of Need
Project Design and Methodology
Key Objectives and Outcomes
Description of Opportunities for Continued Research and/or External Funding
In addition, please briefly describe how funds will be allocated and how the funds will allow you to succeed in achieving your objectives. Not all projects can be funded fully, so we encourage applicants to highlight and explain which items are of most importance to the design and implementation of the proposed project.
Using the budget template, applicants must provide a breakdown of the costs. The budget form should include all project costs. The amount requested at the bottom should be the total project costs less the matching funds secured.
Allowable Costs include equipment, supplies, non-faculty salaries and stipends, meeting costs, and travel expenses related to the project. Funds may not be used for faculty or staff salaries; however funds may support student workers, researchers, and post-docs. Fringe benefits for student workers are calculated at 9.7%.
Applicants must indicate whether he or she has secured funds from other sources, for instance, from their School, other internal departments and offices, or from external organizations. Although not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to include additional funding contributed by another source. In the budget, please indicate the source, the amount of the external funds, whether those funds are proposed or committed, and a brief description of the objective of the fund (if available).
 Please put a parenthesis with the following designation next to a student worker's name to indicate if they are an undergraduate (UG); graduate (G); or post-doc (PD).
Step 3: Submit Your Application
A completed application narrative should be submitted as a PDF file and budget as an Excel file. The name of the documents must begin with the last name of the proposed principal investigator. Please submit complete applications using the adaptive title: PI Last Name, PI First Name: Penn Global Engagement Fund Proposal 2018 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final and complete application must be received by 5:00 pm ET on April 20, 2018.
In addition, please ensure that all items listed on the checklist (located on the proposal form) are completed and submitted with your application. Failure to provide all materials at the time of submission will delay the review process and may jeopardize the applicant’s chance of receiving funds.