Penn China Research and Engagement Fund Fund Requirements

The following is an overview of the funding priorities, eligibility, and criteria of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (Penn CREF). 

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.

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Application Process & Materials

Interested applicants should first submit a brief statement of interest via the Provost's Office online application portal that 1) describes the objectives and key components of the proposed project or activity; 2) outlines how it contributes to research, teaching, or policy engagement with respect to China; and 3) briefly states how the proposed project or activity meets the CREF evaluation criteria described below. Short-listed submissions will be invited to develop a full proposal in consultation with Penn Global. 

Expressions of interest can be submitted here and will be accepted until 12:00 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Following the initial review of expressions of interest, applicants should be prepared to submit additional materials for final determination of funding, which may include completed and signed proposal form, proposal narrative, detailed budget and budget narrative, and supporting documentation (e.g., bios, letters of support, etc.).

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Review Process

All proposals submitted to the Penn CREF will be reviewed by members of the Provost’s Office and Penn Wharton China Center teams, in conjunction with members of a standing committee of peer reviewers drawn from the University community.  

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Points of Contact

Have questions?  Please direct your question to the relevant point of contact.  

Contact Information 

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General Fund Information

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Application Process & Materials

Interested applicants should first submit a brief statement of interest via the Provost's Office online application portal that 1) describes the objectives and key components of the proposed project or activity; 2) outlines how it contributes to research, teaching, or policy engagement with respect to China; and 3) briefly states how the proposed project or activity meets the CREF evaluation criteria described below. Short-listed submissions will be invited to develop a full proposal in consultation with Penn Global. 

Expressions of interest can be submitted here and will be accepted until 12:00 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Following the initial review of expressions of interest, applicants should be prepared to submit additional materials for final determination of funding, which may include completed and signed proposal form, proposal narrative, detailed budget and budget narrative, and supporting documentation (e.g., bios, letters of support, etc.).

rate_review

Review Process

All proposals submitted to the Penn CREF will be reviewed by members of the Provost’s Office and Penn Wharton China Center teams, in conjunction with members of a standing committee of peer reviewers drawn from the University community.  

Learn More

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Points of Contact

Have questions?  Please direct your question to the relevant point of contact.  

Contact Information 

info

General Fund Information

Return to the homepage to learn more about the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund.  

Learn More