Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant

The winner of the Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant will receive $2,000 toward the costs of travel for research that will lead to a significant writing project.  The travel and research will be conducted during the summer (between mid-May and the end of August). Candidates who propose a trip of longer rather than shorter duration will be given priority, and candidates who propose to travel beyond North America will also get priority, but any travel plan—to any place, of any length—will receive serious consideration based on the quality of the project.

Leonard Davis Institute Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Institute

The Leonard Davis Institute Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program is for rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, and in the exceptional case graduating seniors from underrepresented minority groups, or anyone interested in exploring the field of health services research. The SUMR program, which runs for 12 weeks from May 28 through August 16, provides students with an opportunity to receive a stipend to conduct health services research on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of Penn faculty.

Contact Information

 Joanne Levy, Deputy Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards

Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Seltzer W’78 and his wife Annie, the Penn Libraries is proud to offer digital media project awards for up to five students. Each award will provide to $1,000 for the purchase of hardware or technology (with nominal spending on software and supplies). Funds cannot be used for other purposes such as travel. Students will have exclusive use of the purchased items for one year, after which time the items will return to the Weigle Information Commons for general use. These awards include special consideration for students enrolled in the Huntsman Program.

School of Engineering Undergraduate Research Fund

Undergraduate research experiences serve as a hallmark of undergraduate education at Penn Engineering. Grants through the Undergraduate Research Fund will promote undergraduate research, and enable students to explore their innovative ideas and concepts in new and emerging technologies as well as the applied sciences. The Undergraduate Research Fund is made possible through generous gifts by supporters of Penn Engineering’s undergraduate educational initiatives

Team Grants for Interdisciplinary Activities (TGIA)

General Information

The Team Grants for Interdisciplinary Activities (TGIA) provide financial support for a team of faculty members to offer an intensive, interdisciplinary 10-week summer research experience for at least two and up to five Penn undergraduates.   Priority will be given to applications submitted by interdisciplinary teams of faculty members (ie spanning different fields, departments, and/or schools).

Past Projects Funded

Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program (PURM)

Each year Penn supports undergraduate involvement in faculty research through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program (PURM), which provides students completing their first or second undergraduate year the opportunity to spend a summer conducting research with a Penn faculty member.

Past Projects Funded

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
Phone: 215-746-6488

Penn Museum Field Research Grants

The Penn Museum provides support for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to pursue field research related to Archaeology and Anthropology. Read about past projects funded by Museum grants under Students in the Field on the Penn Museum Blog.

The Penn Museum accepts applications twice a year for winter and summer projects. Requests for grant support up to a maximum of $1050 will be considered. 

Applications should prepare:

Wolf Humanities Center

The Wolf Humanities Center awards several Undergraduate Humanities Research Fellowships each year to further undergraduate research in the humanities. Fellows are required to attend biweekly meetings throughout the academic year to discuss their ongoing research and to participate in an Undergraduate Research Conference during the Spring semester of their award.

Contact Information

Sara Varney, Associate Director, saravarney@sas.upenn.edu

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