Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) Summer Scholar Program

Since 2016, the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) has been honored to sponsor talented, policy-minded undergraduate and graduate students through our Summer Scholars Program. Our goals for the Summer Scholars Program are three-fold: provide scholars with opportunities to build their knowledge base, build scholars’ professional networks, and inspire our scholars to someday return to Washington for a career in federal policymaking.

Contact Information

pnpi@pnpi.org

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 $250 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.
 

The National Institutes for Health

For students who are underrespresented minorities only:

Research Supplements — Faculty with NIH grants use these funds to hire undergraduate researchers. The site allows students to search for faculty by discipline, as well as providing the information needed for faculty with NIH grants to sign up. 

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