Penn Undergraduate Sustainability Action Grant

**Please note that priority will be given to submissions that detail projects which can be undertaken within the current COVID-19 restrictions.**

General Information

Contact Information

Dr. Kerry Milch, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research
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Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey, Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Research
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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 offers 12 fellowships for the 2022–2023 academic year to Penn undergraduates from any school who are interested in conducting humanities research on some aspect of Heritage, the Forum's theme next year. Applicants must be full time and in good academic standing. 

Contact Information

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

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program

The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue Ph.D.s in core fields in the arts and sciences. The program aims to reduce over time the serious underrepresentation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the application procedures, contact Pat Ravenell, MMUF Administrative Coordinator, ravenell@upenn.edu.

History Undergraduate Research Grants

The History Department Undergraduate Research Fund awards grants to students who require funds to travel to archives or for research materials for extensive projects, usually as part of a history seminar, or as a continuation of work begun there. All students are encouraged to apply. The Department also has additional funds to support undergraduate research for students in the Honors program.

Gutmann-Doyle Research Opportunities Fund

The Amy Gutmann and Michael Doyle Research Opportunities Fund is used at the discretion of the director of CURF to assist students with activities associated with their independent research projects. This may include covering the cost of travel to research sites, or assisting with living expenses during a research project away from campus. The funding is only available on an emergency basis when there are no other sources of funding available and can not be used in conjunction with other funding sources. Applicants can expect to receive no more than $500 from this fund.

Penn English Undergraduate Research Grants

Each year, the Undergraduate English program awards a small number of Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants. In cases where majors are engaged in promising research projects, we would like to reimburse them, either fully or partially, for costs incurred by travel to archives, as well as for photocopying, permissions, reproductions, and other legitimate research expenses. Researchers must have a Faculty Director enthusiastically willing to oversee and sponsor the project.

Andrea Mitchell Center Undergraduate Research Grants

The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy will award up to 10 undergraduate research fellowships for projects to be begun in the summer of 2022 and completed during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6244
215-746-6488

Applications should be made via the CURF website.  For further information, contact Matthew Roth, Administrator of the Andrea Mitchell Center, at maroth@sas.upenn.edu.

Communication within the Curriculum

Through the Emerging Scholar Talk (EST) competition, CWiC celebrates both strong research projects and solid speaking abilities by providing students with a public forum in which to talk about their academic work. Emerging Scholars may present any type of research in any field that they have conducted independently at Penn. This may include independent studies, senior theses, class projects, etc. All undergraduates in all four schools are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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