India Research and Engagement Fund

Review Process (IREF)

All proposals submitted to the Penn IREF will be reviewed on a timely basis by members of the Provost’s Office, 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 will make recommendations regarding the dispersal of funds from the Penn India 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 support outstanding research projects from across the University that are poised to make significant contributions to their field and catalyze transformative ideas in and across academic disciplines and schools.

    • To increase the study and understanding of India at Penn and create opportunities for meaningful student engagement, including the development of innovative curricular activities, new courses, and short term study opportunities, such as Penn Global Seminars.

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

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

  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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Overview of Fund Requirements

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General Fund Information

Learn more about the Penn India Research and Engagement Fund. 

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Overview of Fund Requirements

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Application Process & Materials

contact_mail

Points of Contact

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General Fund Information

Learn more about the Penn India Research and Engagement Fund.