Graduate Student Coffee & Conversation with CURF

September 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Despite its name, CURF – the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships – is not only for undergraduates!

So, what does CURF do for Grad Students?

CURF is Penn’s institutional hub for many prestigious fellowships (including the Fulbright Award, the Boren Fellowship, and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship) for which graduate students at the MA, professional degree, or PhD level may be eligible. Some fellowship opportunities CURF supports allow students to conduct research and/or study abroad or in the US. Others fund grad students to gain professional work experience, engage in service, or develop language skills in foreign countries. Some can be undertaken during a graduate program, and others are post-graduation opportunities. For more information about the resources CURF offers graduate students, including a full list of fellowships for which CURF supports graduate student applications, see the Graduate Student page of CURF's website, along with this customized view of CURF’s searchable Fellowships Directory.  


CURF invites students in all Penn’s graduate schools to join us for coffee and conversation. CURF will hold an open forum, complete with coffee, bagels, and assorted spreads. We’ll briefly discuss several fellowships that are particularly relevant to grad students (and that require institutional support). We’ll then open the conversation to invite questions about fellowship opportunities and the ways CURF and other campus resources can help you identify and apply for these opportunities.

Contact: for more information.

Fireside Lounge (Room 200 of the ARCH Building, 3601 Locust Walk)