Louis Schwartz and Elaine Friedman Schwartz Memorial Fund

AWARD GUIDELINES

These research awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs in or related to Jewish studies. Students can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research. 

Applicants for summer funding should apply at the spring deadline.

Research awards will be administered according to the following guidelines:

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

Brenner Special Opportunity Awards

The Brenner Special Opportunity Awards, finance special needs not otherwise covered by grants, such as travel to conferences or special courses of study.

AWARD GUIDELINES

These research awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs in or related to Jewish studies. Students can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research. 

Applicants for summer funding should apply at the spring deadline.

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

Goldfein Research Awards

The Goldfein Research Awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs. 

AWARD GUIDELINES

These research awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs in or related to Jewish studies. Students can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research. 

Applicants for summer funding should apply at the spring deadline.

Research awards will be administered according to the following guidelines:

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

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.

South Asia Center Research Internships

The South Asia Center (SAC) is pleased to announce new research internship placements in South Asia for Summer 2019. Students will be able to work on a project of their own design with the aid of a local mentor in South Asia, or can choose to volunteer with an organization devoted to work in a particular field (see sample topics below).

Contact Information

Amelia Carter, Assistant Director

Sobti Family Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: April 4 2022

Application Link: Sobti Family Fellowship Application

The Sobti Family Fellowship will provide up to two Penn doctoral students with $12,500 each to develop independent research interests broadly related to CASI’s agenda. The Fellowship award will include an unrestricted $10,000* grant with the addition of up to $2,500 in reimbursed domestic travel expenses, conference attendance fees, and research materials. The award can be received in conjunction with existing graduate funding.

Deadline: April 4, 2022, 11:59pm EST (TENTATIVE)

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

Deadline: December 11 2021

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture with an eight-week summer internship in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. Upon their return home, Cultural Vistas Fellows are required to carry out an educational or service project that helps promote international understanding and exchange.

http://www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship  

Deadline: December 11, 2021, 11:59pm EST

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship (formerly AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India) (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: May 31 2022

AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship (formerly AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India)

The Fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Through ten months of service and fieldwork, Fellows gain knowledge of development on the ground in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise, honing and harnessing their growing skills as change agents capable of effecting lasting change.

https://aif.org/fellowship/

Deadline: May 31, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Leland International Hunger Fellows (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: September 1 2022

Leland International Hunger Fellows

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide.  It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work.  Leland Fellows develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field.  In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level.

http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/leland/

Deadline: September 1, 2022 (TENTATIVE) (for the 2023-2025 Leland International Hunger Fellows cohort)

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Critical Language Scholarship

Deadline: November 16 2021

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

http://clscholarship.org/

Deadline: November 16, 2021 (by 8:00pm EST)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Critical Language Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to interested graduate students.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Kristyn Palmiotto in Penn Abroad (krpalm@upenn.edu). 

 

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