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Provost’s Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund: May 23

April 12, 2011, Volume 57, No. 29

The Provost is pleased to announce the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund (PISF) for FY 2012. The fund will provide each seminar series with up to $10,000. These funds are designed to stimulate the creation of interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations, particularly those that support the Penn Compact’s emphasis on the integration of knowledge. This fund will provide financial support 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 at the University. Seminars should include the participation of Penn graduate or undergraduate students in the organization and delivery of the seminar series. Seminars that include participation from the non-academic community outside the University are welcome. Proposals with additional school-based financial support are strongly encouraged.

As a condition of accepting interdisciplinary seminar funds a report must be submitted at year end that outlines the successes of the seminar series and lessons learned. Each proposal must contain criteria by which its success can be judged. Success is defined as attendance, publications, general visibility, other evidence of intellectual progress as well as additional funding from other sources.

The web-based application can be found at www.upenn.edu/research/pisf.html Applications are due by May 23, 2011. A committee will review the applications and funded proposals will be announced in July. Those who received awards last year and wish to renew their funding must submit a report by May 23, 2011.

If you have any questions please contact vprgrant@pobox.upenn.edu

Almanac - April 12, 2011, Volume 57, No. 29