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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. Here is a pdf of a 4-year overview of some of the fellowships available to undergraduates.

If you are (or soon will be) an active applicant for any fellowship, please sign up for the CURF Mailing List to receive regular updates on fellowships and related opportunities.

Special Note to Graduate Students:

CURF is Penn’s institutional hub for many prestigious fellowships (including the Fulbright Award, the Boren Fellowship, the Mitchell Scholarship, the Rhodes Scholarship, and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship) for which graduate students at any level (as well as undergraduates and alumni) may be eligible.

For a full list of fellowships for which CURF supports graduate student applications, see this customized view of CURF’s Fellowships Directory.

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines

Rhodes Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
Marshall Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
Mitchell Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Application Deadline: August 28, 2018
Schwarzman Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 4, 2018
Knight-Hennessy Scholars
Application Deadline: September 12, 2018
Churchill Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 8, 2018
Luce Scholars
Application Deadline: October 11, 2018
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 11, 2018
Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 13, 2018