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Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey, Acting Director; Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Harriet Joseph, Director Emeritus

Dr. Wallace Genser, Senior Associate Director for Fellowships

Lauren Orr, Assistant Director for Fellowships

Griselle Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Office Coordinator

Jodi McClees, Administrative Coordinator

Dr. Aaron Olson, Assistant Director for Communications & Special Projects

CURF Undergraduate Advisory Board


Our Mission Statement

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) supports students as they pursue transformative experiences through fellowships, scholars programs, and undergraduate research. CURF promotes connections between faculty and students, encourages mentorship, and educates the Penn community about opportunities for all students and alumni.

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Kevin Chen gives us, in his very own words, a summary of what he's learned studying on the Churchill Scholarship.

We are so excited that Ángel Ortiz-Siberón and Louis Lin (both University of Pennsylvania Penn Arts & Sciences '20) have been named Truman Scholars Association Scholars!
Louis Lin: Judge of Election, Philadelphia Ward 27-20 Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) Theatre Arts Council at UPenn Penn First

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation La Casa Latina UPenn

We are so proud of Christina, Penn's newest Beinecke Scholar!
University of Pennsylvania The Beinecke Scholarship Program Penn Arts & Sciences

Aminata Sy (Penn Arts & Sciences '19) has been named a Charles B. Rangel Fellow, which supports winners through two years of graduate school as well as entry into the Foreign Service corps.

Congratulations!!!! to Anea Moore (Penn Arts & Sciences ’19), University of Pennsylvania’s 27th Rhodes Scholar! Story to follow.

Recent Tweets from CURF

Congratulations to #Fulbright Anna Carapellotti @AnnaMetisse (@PennLPS '15), headed to the Netherlands next year with @FulbrightPrgrm. Anna will explore the lived experience of dancing with Parkinson’s through a range of qualitative methods at @amsterdamumc.

Congratulations to #Fulbright Dillon Bergin (@PennSAS '19) headed to Germany via the @FulbrightPrgrm Young Professional Journalist Program. He has worked for the @PhillyInquirer, and is excited to return to Freiburg where he has studied previously.

Congratulations to #Fulbright Hughes Ransom (@PennSAS '19), headed to Mexico next year with @FulbrightPrgrm. Hughes will be studying film in Mexico, and hopes to work as a staff writer in television.

Congratulations to #Fulbright Mark Rinder (@PennSAS @Wharton '19), headed to Mexico with @FulbrightPrgrm. After his Fulbright experience, Mark plans to pursue a graduate degree and career in the field of international development.

Congratulations to #Fulbright Savi Joshi (@Wharton '19), headed to Malaysia with @FulbrightPrgrm. Savi is passionate about building inclusive communities and making education accessible.

Congratulations to #Fulbright Carinthia Bank (@PennSP2 '19), headed to the UK with @FulbrightPrgrm to study for a Master's in Psychology of Sport at @StirUni. She plans to follow a career working with athletes preparing for and working through life transitions.

Listen to Ryan Henrici (MED '22), a 2015 Marshall Scholar who earned his PhD in Infectious & Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, share his journey to becoming a Marshall Scholar today @ 5pm in ARCH 200

Students interested in the Rhodes, Marshall, and/or Mitchell Scholarship should attend the fellowships 201 info session tomorrow April 18 @ 4 in ARCH 200

Congratulations to #Fulbright Shiv Nadkarni (@PennSAS '19) headed to the UK next year with @FulbrightPrgrm. Shiv will be pursuing a master's degree in dance anthropology at @RoehamptonUni, and then returning to the US to apply to medical school.