Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: December 16 2021

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm

Deadline: December 16, 2021 5pm Eastern US Time

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Ford Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in South Asian Languages (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 20 2022

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in South Asian Languages is for Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Deadline: February 20, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Penn’s Application Process

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in African Languages (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: April 30 2022

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in African Languages is for Amharic, Igbo, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu.

Deadline: April 30, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

American Scandinavian Society Fellowship

Deadline: November 1 2021

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers one-year fellowships (up to $23,000) and 1-3 month grants (up to $5,000) to individuals who have completed a Bachelor's degree to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country.

https://amscan.secure-platform.com/a/page/fellowships-and-grants

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the American-Scandinavian Foundation does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

Contact Information

CURF can assist by providing stylistic feedback on essay drafts and other application-specific advice to Penn undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni.

Dr. Angie Estévez
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
aestevez@upenn.edu
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Estévez

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in East Asian Languages (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 9 2022

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in East Asian Languages is for: Chinese, Japanese, Korea, Mongolian, and Tibetan.

Deadline: February 9, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Penn’s Application Process

 

Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design

Deadline: October 1 2021

The Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D), invites graduate students to submit research proposals for Academic Year 2021-22. Small grants will be awarded to support projects that align with the mission of the H+U+D project.

H+U+D is a joint effort among the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Design (PennDesign), and the Penn Institute of Urban Research (Penn IUR) whose objective is to promote synergies among the humanities and design disciplines. Beginning in 2018, the initiative takes “The Inclusive City” as its theme, focusing on issues of inclusivity and diversity. For more information on the initiative see: http://www.humanitiesurbanismdesign.com/

Graduate Research

Small research grants will be awarded to support interdisciplinary design/humanities projects undertaken by graduate students in humanities and design disciplines that focus on the built environment. Eligible research must draw from both humanities and design disciplines. Examples of eligible work include master’s thesis projects, independent study projects, and doctoral dissertation research. Preference will be given to projects related to the “Inclusive City” theme. The maximum award is $2,000 per proposal. Allowable research expenses include travel, archival charges, photography, books, research supplies and equipment. Examples of previously funded student projects are available to review here: http://www.humanitiesurbanismdesign.com/publication_category/student-research-2/

Application Instructions

The application should include

  • Research project proposal (maximum: 500 words) 
  • Short itemized budget 
  • Unofficial Penn transcript 
  • Letter or recommendation from sponsoring faculty member, requested by the applicant in the application process.

Submit your proposal no later than October 1, 2021, to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) via the student application.

Apply here!

A special awards sub-committee will review proposals, and funds will be disbursed to successful applicants. Questions? Contact Andrea Goulet (agoulet@sas.upenn.edu) or Franca Trubiano (trubiano@design.upenn.edu)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: November 29 2021

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee.  Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. 

The next application cycle is expected to open in November 2021.

Eligibility:

  1. Fellowships are available to students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America.Undergraduate students are no longer qualified candidates.
  2. The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  3. The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  4. The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. 
  5. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  6. The candidate may be of any national descent or background.

Fellowship Details

  1. The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board, and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon.
  2. The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.
  3. Fellowships are awarded annually. Each Fellow MUST APPLY FOR A RENEWAL of his or her fellowship by March 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded. (No reminder will be sent by the Fund or by the University of Pennsylvania). Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years.
  4. Awarded fellowships may not be deferred.
  5. A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules, or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly.  The Fund is the sole arbiter of this term and the University of Pennsylvania takes no stance and will provide no mediation.

Penn Application Instructions:

This internal Penn application requires 1 letter of recommendation from a professor (not a postdoc or lecturer) who has taught or worked closely with you. You will request this through the application process, but please alert your preferred recommender as soon as possible so as to give your recommender ample time to submit letters of recommendation before the November 29 Penn Deadline. Penn will require additional letters, including an optional letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair, if you are nominated.

Please prepare the following:

  1. A completed version of this document. For now you may omit the financial aid information and tax returns.
  2. Most current CV
  3. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. Copy of graduate exam scores, or a statement explaining why these were not needed.
  5. A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S  terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.

Once that is prepared, visit the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Internal Application to request your letter of recommendation and submit your application.

Please note that official transcripts, official copies of test scores, FAFSA, School Financial Aid Summary and tax returns (along with a letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair) will only be required if you are chosen as one of the three institutional nominees.

Google PhD Fellowship

Google PhD Fellowships directly support graduate students as they pursue their PhD, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Penn has been invited to submit 4 nominees for the Google PhD Fellowship Program.

  • Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in Computer Science or related field (see research areas below)
  • Completed graduate coursework by the Fall of the award year, when the Fellowship begins.
  • The recipient must remain an active, full-time student in a PhD program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
  • Google employees, and their spouses, children, and members of their household are not eligible.
  • Students that are already supported by a comparable industry award are not eligible.

Approximately fifteen fellows will be named in the following areas this year:

  • Algorithms, Optimizations and Markets 
  • Computational Neuroscience 
  • Human Computer Interaction 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision 
  • Mobile Computing 
  • Natural Language Processing (including Information Retrieval and Extraction) 
  • Privacy and Security 
  • Programming Technology and Software Engineering 
  • Quantum Computing 
  • Structured Data and Database Management 
  • Systems and Networking

For Fellowship details please see the FAQ: https://ai.google/research/outreach/faq/?category=phd

This application requires 2-3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from your thesis advisor. The letters may be requested through the process, and you can save it as you go, so please request your letters as soon as possible.

Please prepare the following:

  1. Most current CV
  2. 1-page CV of your advisor
  3. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. Research/dissertation proposal (no longer than 8 pages)
  5. Student essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe the desired impact your research will make on the field and society, and why this is important to you. Include any personal, educational and/or professional experiences that have motivated your research interests.
  6. Student essay response (350-word limit) to: Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
    1. A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking the lead role in organizing an event or project. Think about what you accomplished and what you learned from the experience. What were your responsibilities?
    2. Did you lead a team? How did your experience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church, in your community or an organization? And your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to school activities. For example, do you help out or take care of your family?

Once that is prepared, visit the application form in our Interfolio instance (http://apply.interfolio.com/92670) to submit your application. You will be able to request letters of recommendation through the application process.

Deadlines:

Internal Competition Deadline: September 16, 2021, 11:59 PM EDT

Internal Competition Winners notified: September 25, 2021

Provost’s Office submits 4 nominees: September 30, 2021

Y.H. Park Fellowship in Korean Studies (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: March 25 2022

The Y.H. Park Fellowship funds a Ph.D. or a master’s student in the humanities, social sciences, international management, international studies, or fine arts whose primary research area is Korea and whose dissertation will be on Korea. The Park Fellowship will cover the cost of Reduced PhD Tuition, a 12-month stipend and health insurance.

Deadline: March 25, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Applicants are expected to continue their scholarly activities outside of Korea after completion of their degrees. They must have sufficient Korean-language proficiency to use Korean-language sources in conducting research and writing dissertations.

In preparing to apply for this Fellowship, please prepare the following:

  • A synopsis (no more than 2 pages) of your research agenda
  • a brief statement of your career plans
  • your CV
  • an unofficial copy of your Penn transcript or PennInTouch transcript page

Once complete, please proceed to the Y.H. Park Application Form.  Be prepared to request a letter of recommendation from your advisor or a faculty member who knows you well enough to attest to how this fellowship will advance your studies.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Deadline: October 6 2021

Please review our updated step-by-step guide to applying for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Knight-Hennessy information session (including targeted sessions for applicants pursuing specific degree types of graduate degrees). The entire schedule is also posted at upcoming Knight-Hennessy information sessions and sessions for candidates pursuing specific degree types

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be part of a cross-disciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Knight-Hennessy Scholars may pursue their graduate education in any of Stanford’s graduate programs (and must be admitted to that graduate program in a separate but parallel application process).

https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Deadline: October 6, 2021, no later than 1:00pm, Pacific US Time

Additionally, applicants must apply to your Stanford graduate program of choice by that department’s deadline (departmental deadlines may vary).

Note: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has specific guidelines about recommendations, which you can view on their website as well as here.

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to Penn students and alumni.

 

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