Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Awards

Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Awards of $200 are offered each spring for the best essay (or comparable expression) demonstrating creative thinking on any subject related to the archaeology of Ancient Israel or to Judaic religious thought through the Middle Ages. A special prize of $500 will be given for a suitable essay in the area that led the donor to establish the prize, namely, connections between Celtic Christianity and the religious culture of the ancient Hebrews.

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) Summer Scholar Program

The Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) is delighted to announce the fourth season of the PNPI Summer Scholar Program (May 28- August 2, 2019). PNPI’s Summer Scholar Program provides a unique opportunity for highly-motivated undergraduate seniors (rising or current) and/or graduate students with demonstrated financial need to learn about federal higher education policy alongside current and prospective higher education policymakers, all while offering the financial support needed to live and work in Washington, D.C. 

Contact Information

pnpi@pnpi.org

American Heart Association Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

The American Heart Association supports highly promising, undergraduate students for full-time research fellowships over a minimum of a ten-week period during the summer. The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered.  The research must be performed within the eight states of the Founders Affiliate region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Contact Information

Mary Gonzalez, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Research Depeartment

Summer Training as Research Scholars Program at Boston University

STaRS is a dynamic and focused program that is designed to promote access to graduate education for traditionally underrepresented students in science and medicine. STaRS provides scholars with the opportunity to participate in research and enhances skills required for successful entrance and completion of a graduate program or an MD/PhD program in the biomedical sciences.

Contact Information

starsgms@bu.edu

Perry World House Research Fellow

Perry World House is beginning the process of hiring a new Research Fellow, a position that will begin in the summer. This is a full-time position where we are very interested in hiring a graduating Penn senior or a recent Penn undergraduate to work with us for a one year term, as Itai Barsade did this year. This position will provide an opportunity to engage on global public policy issues and support the intellectual life of Perry World House.

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Senior Thesis Award in Women's Studies

The Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Prize awards $350 each year for a superior senior thesis paper in the field of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. The prize is named in honor of distinguished historian Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, a founder of the Women's Studies Program at Penn. 

Lynda S. Hart Award in Sexuality Studies

A prize of $350 will be given each year for a senior thesis or seminar/course paper in the field of LGBTQ Studies. Awarded in memory of Lynda Hart, Professor of English at Penn and groundbreaking scholar in feminist performance studies and queer theory, the prize recognizes original, rigorous scholarship on gender and sexuality by a Penn undergraduate in any field.
 

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