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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, please sign up for the CURF Mailing List to receive regular updates on fellowships and related opportunities and request access to our Fellowships Canvas site.

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 are invited to learn more about fellowships by viewing the Fellowships 101 presentation and by completing this form to request access to Penn's Canvas site for General Fellowship applicants. Once you determine which fellowships you wish to explore, please use the Calendly link on the bottom of the bio pages of Lauren Orr or Wallace Genser to schedule an appointment.

Graduate Students should check out our Resources for Graduate Students

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines

Scoville Peace Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 2, 2020
Churchill Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 6, 2020
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 7, 2020
Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 10, 2020
Luce Scholars
Application Deadline: October 11, 2020
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Application Deadline: October 13, 2020
DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
Application Deadline: October 13, 2020
Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadline: October 14, 2020
Knight-Hennessy Scholars
Application Deadline: October 14, 2020
Thouron Award
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020