The DevLab@Penn/Penn Development Research Initiative (PDRI) offers grants to support Penn graduate students, predoctoral fellows and postdoctoral fellows doing research on the challenges facing low- and middle-income countries.
Grants are offered once a year, in the spring/summer. Students may apply for grants of up to $2,500. DevLab/PDRI plans to fund up to 10 research projects.
What we fund
Funds may be used for the following purposes:
Applicants may combine DevLab/PDRI funding with other sources of funding for their projects. Grants are open to individual students as well as for collaborative projects between graduate students.
Any full-time Penn doctoral student, predoc or postdoc enrolled in any school is eligible to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any affiliation with DevLab/PDRI, though we encourage grant recipients to participate in our activities.
Proposed research projects should focus on challenges facing low- and middle- income countries. Proposals for research based in high-income countries with clear relevance to international development (e.g., international migration) may receive consideration.
The application must use the provided template, and should include:
Applicants should email their application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “PDRI-DevLab research grant application”.
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 23:59 EST
Awards will be announced within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
Proposals will be assessed by an interdisciplinary panel of DevLab/PDRI leadership and faculty affiliates. Each proposal will be assessed on the following criteria:
For further information and questions, contact DevLab/PDRI at email@example.com.