Penn China Research and Engagement Fund

Review Process

All proposals submitted to the Penn CREF will be reviewed on a timely basis 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.

After considering the proposal and feedback from reviewers, members from the Provost’s Office and the Penn Wharton China Center will make recommendations regarding the dispersal of funds from the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund.

All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Does the proposal (including the budget) meet the fund requirements?

  2. Does the proposal meet most, if not all, of the primary goals of the fund, including:

    • To highlight the Penn Wharton China Center as a preeminent space in China for knowledge exchange and professional consultation.

    • To develop new, or strengthen existing, institutional and faculty-to-faculty relationships with Chinese partners.

    • To support outstanding research projects from across the University that are poised to make significant contributions to their field.

    • To increase the study and understanding of China at Penn and create opportunities for meaningful student engagement.

  3. Does the proposal demonstrate potential for generating meaningful impact both at Penn and in China?

  4. Does the principal investigator(s) offer the most cost-effective and timely option?

  5. Does the principal investigator(s) offer a plan for sustained activity beyond the scope and limit of the proposed project period?

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Fund Requirements

Interested applicants should review the overview of the funding priorities, eligibility, and criteria of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (Penn CREF). 

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Application Process & Materials

Interested applicants are required to submit the following materials in order to be considered for funding: 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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Points of Contact

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

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General Fund Information

Learn about the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, meet past recipients, and participate in the annual Penn China Research Symposium. 

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Fund Requirements

Interested applicants should review the overview of the funding priorities, eligibility, and criteria of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (Penn CREF). 

Learn More

folder

Application Process & Materials

Interested applicants are required to submit the following materials in order to be considered for funding: completed and signed proposal form, proposal narrative, detailed budget and budget narrative, and supporting documentation (e.g., bios, letters of support, etc.).  

Learn More & Download Materials

contact_mail

Points of Contact

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

Contact Information 

info

General Fund Information

Learn about the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, meet past recipients, and participate in the annual Penn China Research Symposium. 

Learn More