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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 which fellowships they wish to explore and support them through the application process.
A great place to start learning about the value applicants gain from applying for fellowships is this video (Penn log-in required): The Anti-Resume Project: Dealing with Failure at Penn, featuring 2022 Rhodes Scholar Nicholas Thomas-Lewis, 2022 Fulbright Awardee Kaitlyn Rentala, 2021 Udall Scholar Ben May, and 2020 Thouron Awardee Natasha Menon share their experiences with "failures" (aka "L's") and "successes" as Penn students.

To start exploring fellowships:

Please note that CURF advisors remain available and are continuing to advise students and alumni considering fellowships. In light of COVID-19, potential applicants have the option of requesting fellowship advising appointments with Dr. Genser or Dr. Estévez either remotely or in-person on selected days.

Graduate Students should check out our Resources for Graduate Students