Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund
announces the re-activation of a seminar fund to stimulate the
creation of interdisciplinary discussions and connections that
could grow into lasting cooperative intellectual efforts and perhaps
programs. This fund will provide financial support for up to three
years for seminars and is designed to support initiation of new
seminar series that emphasize interdisciplinary research and scholarship.
To be eligible for funding, seminars must draw on faculty scholars
from at least two schools. Seminars that include Penn graduate
or undergraduate students will be particularly welcome as will
seminars with participation from the non-academic community outside
the University. The fund will provide each seminar with approximately
$10,000 (depending on documented need) a year for up to three
years. Funding in the second and third years is subject to success
in the previous years. Success is defined as growing attendance,
publications, general visibility and other evidence of intellectual
progress. Each proposal must contain criteria by which its success
can be judged.
to the Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund should contain:
brief (no more than five pages) description of the intellectual
area of the seminar and of how the suggested new connections
will advance the subject.
names and affiliations of the principal faculty (no more than
four) proposing the seminar with a two page CV on each.
names and affiliations of others who will be major participants
in the seminar.
suggested set of criteria or goals by which success of the seminar
program can be evaluated.
A detailed proposed budget for the first year of the seminar.
The budget may be dedicated to honoraria, travel, and other
directly associated expenses, but entertainment should be kept
to a minimum. Also, co-funding from Department, Schools, or
other sources should be documented and will increase the credibility
of the application.
should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, April 26, 2002. A committee will review
the applications and funded proposals will be announced in May.
Nathanson, Vice Provost for Research
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 28, April 2, 2002
April 2, 2002
Volume 48 Number 28