Penn Global Engagement Fund

The Global Engagement Fund is a competitive grant program that seeds creative, cross-disciplinary projects that will further Penn’s global initiatives.

Primary Goals of the Fund

The primary goals of the fund are:

  1. Catalyzing entrepreneurial research and partnerships in a global context. Specifically, Penn Global seeks to increase global activity and to promote research and engagement on the part of Penn faculty around the world by providing funding for projects that will lead to additional external funding and continue beyond the scope of the Global Engagement Fund;

  2.  Developing new insight on pressing global issues in key countries/regions of the world and important global trends; and

  3. Promoting collaboration and the integration of knowledge across Schools and disciplines.

Meet Fund Recipients

Each year, nearly a dozen faculty receive support from the Global Engagement Fund for their international, interdisciplinary work. Meet the faculty who have received support since the Fund launched in 2011 and learn more about their work.

Learn More About the Fund

Interested in applying?  Received an award but have questions about fund management?  Check out our resources and tools for Fund Seekers and Fund Awardees.