Penn Dental Medicine Grants Management Office

The Grants Management Office (GMO) is a liaison between the Penn Dental Medicine Research faculty and staff and the offices of Fiscal Operations, Human Resources, Research Services, and all other University offices. The GMO provides assistance in developing proposals to outside funding agencies and tools for standardization of budgeting. The GMO also provides oversight management of sponsored programs. It has the responsibility of ensuring compliance with sponsors and university expectations for managing sponsored program funds. Additionally, the GMO serves as a resource for the School of Dental Medicine regarding sponsor policies and federal regulations.

University Support Service Links

Research Portal – U@Penn

The research section within the University’s U@Penn portal, which features a comprehensive list of links related to funding opportunities, proposal and award management, and a variety of research-related resources.

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

In order to provide comprehensive services to researchers throughout the University, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research coordinates the Office of Research Services, Office of Regulatory Affairs, University Laboratory Animal Resources, Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, and the Center for Technology Transfer. Additionally, this office provides information regarding funding services and research opportunities; intramural funding for members of the Penn community; coordination of the grant application, selection, and competition process; and a variety of other functions.


This website provides University researchers access to individual proposal information, as well as to SPIN and GENIUS/SMARTS in order to sign up to receive e-mail notifications about funding opportunities matching their areas of research.

Office of Human Research

A resource for Penn investigators and research staff to ensure the highest level of research participant safety and facilitate the highest quality research.

Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

A resources for information and support of the University’s biomedical postdoctoral students in the School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine.

Office of Regulatory Affairs

Administers the University’s program of compliance in the areas of human subjects (IRB) and the care and use of animals in research (IACUC).

BEN Financials

A gateway to Penn’s web-based financial systems, related information, and services.

Research Compliance

Resources for educating faculty and staff in research regulatory requirements.


A comprehensive service that provides authorized investigators with the most current information on available funding opportunities (both national and international) for projects.

University Research Foundation

Provides start-up funding and funding for small projects within the University.

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

Promotes health, safety, and environmental protection in teaching, research, health care, and administrative activities by providing services, advice, and compliance assistance.

Governmental Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Resources

Office of Extramural Research (OER)

National Science Foundation

Health Services and Resources Administration

Penn-Specific Research Forms

Penn Clinical Trial Agreement

Penn Material Transfer Agreement

Penn Sponsored Research Agreement