Quartet Pilot Project Competition

Request for Proposals

2017-18 “Quartet” Pilot Research Project Competition

Proposals are due Friday, March 31, 2017

The Pension Research Council and the Boettner Center, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, the Population Aging Research Center, and the Population Studies Center invite interested investigators to submit pilot proposals for the annual FY 2017-18 Quartet Pilot Research Project competition. Please share this announcement with researchers who might be interested. The four sponsors promote high quality and innovative research. Proposals focusing on population health and health and aging in the following areas will be given priority: aging and the life course, economics and finances of health and aging, global health and aging, health disparities, human development and behavior, fertility and reproductive health, and biodemography. To apply, please download the Call for Proposals, Instructions for Submissions, and Terms and Conditions


Any faculty or researcher with an active appointment at the University of Pennsylvania is eligible to submit a proposal. Colleagues at other universities may be co-investigators as long as a member of the Penn research community is the Principal Investigator. Junior faculty members are encouraged to apply and priority consideration will be given to their applications.


Proposals will be peer-reviewed by a Quartet review committee. Funded projects must have the potential to generate academic publications and priority will be given to projects with potential to develop small-scale or preliminary research findings that would lead to applications for extramural funding, especially to the National Institutes of Health.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:00 pm

Submit all proposal materials as a *.pdf or *.doc file attachment to Julia Crane (crane@pop.upenn.edu).

Funding Notification can be expected by Mid-April 2017.

Information about the Quartet centers is available at their websites:

PRC/Boettner: https://pensionresearchcouncil.wharton.upenn.edu/
LDI/CHIBE: http://chibe.upenn.edu/
PARC: http://parc.pop.upenn.edu/
PSC: http://www.pop.upenn.edu/