The Provost's Office Presents: Penn India Research & Engagement Fund Information Session

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2:00PM
Global Policy Lab


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The Provost’s Office is proud to launch the first Call for Proposals for the Penn India Research and Engagement Fund (Penn IREF). Penn IREF is a competitive matching program designed to stimulate and support activity in and on India. The primary goals of the Fund are:
 
  • 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.
The Penn India Research and Engagement Fund will award up to $2 million over two years, with up to $1 million being contributed by the Office of the Provost and up to $1 million from matching internal or external funds. 
 
The Fund will support research, conferences, and other activities in conjunction with Indian counterparts that further Penn’s impact and strengthen its partnerships. All Penn faculty and senior administrators are eligible to apply. Please find the proposal form here. Proposals are due no later than 5pm EST Friday, January 19, 2017.
 
For more information about the Penn India Research & Engagement Fund, please visit their website at: https://global.upenn.edu/global-impact/india-research-and-engagement-fund. You may also contact Penn Global via email at or by phone at 215.898.5675

The World Today Series: "Protection of Refugee and Displaced Women," featuring PWH Visiting Fellow Susan Martin
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:30-5:30PM
Global Policy Lab 


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About the speaker:
Susan Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration and the founder of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is currently serving as Chair of the Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration in the Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development in the World Bank. Previously Martin served as the executive director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, established by legislation to advise Congress and the President on U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Prior to joining the Commission's staff, Martin was the Director of Research and Programs at the Refugee Policy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based center for analysis of U.S. and international refugee policy and programs. She was assistant professor at the American Studies Department of Brandeis University and lecturer in the History of American Civilization Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Martin earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University.