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The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships serves as the University of Pennsylvania's information hub and primary support office for Penn students and alumni considering applying for major grants and fellowships. CURF aims to demystify these opportunities to help undergraduate and graduate students and alumni determine the most appropriate awards for which to apply. CURF’s searchable Fellowships Directory allows you to search for opportunities based on your student or alumni status. See details of fellowship eligibility and brief descriptions.

If you are (or soon will be) an active applicant for any fellowship, sign up for CURF's Mailing List for weekly updates on fellowships and related opportunities and enroll in CURF's Fellowship Resources canvas site to access resources for preparing for fellowships.

Please note that CURF advisors remain available and are continuing to advise students and alumni considering fellowships. In light of COVID-19, advising is currently occurring remotely.

Potential applicants for fellowships should learn more about fellowships by attending an upcoming Fellowships Explained virtual event or reviewing Fellowships 101 presentation. Once you determine which fellowships you wish to explore, please read the fellowship's website and schedule an appointment with the Contact Person for that fellowship, Lauren Orr or Wallace Genser.

Graduate Students should check out our Resources for Graduate Students

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines

Marshall Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021
Mitchell Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021
Rhodes Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Application Deadline: August 30, 2021
Google PhD Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 11, 2021
Schwarzman Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 21, 2021
Pickering Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 22, 2021
Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadline: September 29, 2021
Scoville Peace Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
Churchill Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 5, 2021