The 2022 URF cycle is now CLOSED. 

You may direct any questions to vprgrant@upenn.edu

Grant Types:
  • Research
    Grant
    The research support program will provide awards up to $75,000 to help faculty secure external sources of funding. Objectives are to (a) Help junior faculty undertake pilot projects (b) Help established faculty perform novel, pioneering research (c) Provide support in disciplines where extramural support is difficult to obtain
  • Conference
    Support
    The conference support program will provide awards up to $3,000 for meetings to enhance existing and scholarly programs, particularly in disciplines where external funding is difficult to obtain. Conferences that promote interdisciplinary and multi-school participation are given priority.
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