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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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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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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General Fund Information

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

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