ASAM Fellows Program

ASAM is an interdisciplinary program that considers the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian immigrants and persons of Asian ancestry in North America. Through the Fellows Program, ASAM aims to involve more undergraduates in original research, increase student engagement with ASAM faculty, and allow students to expand upon work in prior classes.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative Undergraduate Internship

The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia will offer a hands-on research experience and will include mentorship and networking opportunities.

Contact Information

Questions about the NASI internship program should be directed to

libfellows@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3400

Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

Founded in 2014, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) fosters interdisciplinary environmental collaboration and scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and beyond. 

PPEH's four core commitments include:

The Water Center at Penn Student Research Support Program

Program summary: The Water Center at Penn encourages Penn undergraduate students from any discipline to apply for this competitive student grant program to promote research in water science, policy and sustainability. The grant also aims to recognize academic excellence and prepare students towards leadership by encouraging applied research and community engagement.

Contact Information

For any questions, contact Swati Hegde (swatih@sas.upenn.edu)

South Asia Studies Holden Furber Prize

This is awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on any topic related to South Asia. The award will be for $300 and competition is open to all students of the University of Pennsylvania. There is no set number of pages or format for submissions. Writings may be prose, poetry, research, or scientific papers as long as the subject involves South Asia. Papers should be submitted by April 1, 2022 by pdf via email to Chip Bagnall at cbagnall@sas.upenn.edu

Perry World House Project on Borders and Boundaries in World Politics

The Project on Borders and Boundaries in World Politics has openings for up to six paid undergraduate researchers. This project is concerned with how and why humans demarcate the international space between “us” and “them.” It contextualizes international border architecture, infrastructure and institutions as expressions of various social, political and economic anxieties associated with globalization. This research team works on a broad range of questions relating to “bordering” in world politics.

NASA Internships and Fellowships

NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.

ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award.

Contact Information

Winnie Nham, ASPB Education Coordinator

American Society of Plant Biologists
15501 Monona Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
Email: wnham@aspb.org
Phone: 301-296-0902
Fax: 301-279-2996

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