India Research and Engagement Fund

Application Process & Materials

Application Timeline

Invitation to Submit Proposals TBA
Proposals Due TBA
Awards Announced TBA

Application Overview

In order to be considered for funding, all applicants must submit the following materials. 

All applicants must complete a proposal form template. A fully completed form, including all signatures, should be at the front of the application. The form is inclusive of the following elements:

  • Project Information

  • Previous Applications

  • Abstract

  • Collaborations (with key partners at Penn, in India, and elsewhere)

  • Timeline

  • Budget Outline and Narrative*

  • Conflict of Interest Statement

  • Signatures**

*Budget Outline and Narrative

In addition, please briefly describe how funds will be allocated and how the funds will allow you to succeed in achieving your objectives. Applicant 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. In the budget narrative, please indicate the source and amount of the external funds. Upon acceptance of proposal, we will require a submission of a detailed budget using our established budget format.

**Signatures

Deans, department chairs (if applicable), and a senior business administrator of your school/center must sign the Penn IREF proposal form.

The narrative is limited to eight pages and should include the following elements:

  • Background/Statement of Need

  • Project Design and Methodology

  • Key Objectives and Outcomes

  • Potential Impact

  • Key Activities

  • Outputs and Sustainability

Biosketches. Biosketches for all key personnel, including faculty and collaborators, should be included in the application.

Letters of Support.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit letters of support from collaborators, if available.

Submission Guidelines

Please ensure that all items listed in the checklist 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.

A completed application should be submitted as a PDF file via email to the Global Engagement account at global@upenn.edu. Please also submit your budget in an excel file. The name of the PDF document and the excel file must begin with the last name of the proposed principal investigator. The final and complete application must be received by the due date. 

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Overview of Fund Requirements

rate_review

Review Process

contact_mail

Points of Contact

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General Fund Information

Learn more about the Penn India Research and Engagement Fund.