Cultural Vistas Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: December 9 2022

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.  

Deadline: December 9, 2022 (Tentative Deadline)


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.


NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: December 1 2022

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. Successful applicants will spend half their time at the National Institutes of Health and the remainder at either Oxford or Cambridge in an intensive, research-driven, dual-mentored degree program. Students begin work to develop a dual-mentored thesis that meets their academic and research goals immediately upon acceptance. The scholar’s doctorate, usually completed in four years, is conferred by either Oxford or Cambridge, depending on where their research is done; hence applicants must meet requirements for acceptance into the graduate program of the relevant University.

Deadline: December 1, 2022 (Tentative Deadline) - Application opens August 1, 2022


Penn’s Application Process

  • While the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.


DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: October 11 2022

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

Funds one full year of study in any subject for a master’s degree or an independent research project at an institution in Germany. German language proficiency expected for social science and humanities degrees or projects, but not for STEM or arts fields.

Penn Deadline: October 11, 2022 (Tentative Deadline)


Penn’s Application Process

The DAAD Scholarship accepts applications from institutions – students and alumni may not apply independently. To apply through Penn, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 11, 2022 (Tentative Deadline)

  • Applications consist of the application form, supplementary materials (if relevant), CV/resume, study proposal, 1 letter of recommendation, evidence of contact with German institution, German language form, and transcripts which should be submitted to the DAAD Online Portal (
  • Beginning this year, DAAD will no longer require paper copies of the application, EXCEPT the signed reference form. A copy of this form must be submitted to Penn’s DAAD coordinator (Ms. Bridget Rothera, in the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences.
  • Additional advising is available from CURF.


Saint Andrew’s Society Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: November 1 2022

Saint Andrew's Society Graduate Scholarship

Beginning in 1960 the Saint Andrew’s Society of New York has provided over 185 graduate scholarships to promote cultural interchange and goodwill between Scotland and the US. Each year a scholarship for one year of graduate study in Scotland is given to three students of some Scottish descent who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance to continue their education in Scotland. The scholarship offers the recipient funding for up to $35,000 to be used initially against tuition, then board, transportation, and other expenses.

Candidates should possess qualifications which will enable them to be good ambassadors for the United States while in Scotland. The basis for selection shall include the student’s: (1) academic achievement; (2) extracurricular activities; (3) financial need; (4) clarity of career purpose in pursuing the graduate studies; (5) a statement that sets forth why the applicant wishes to continue your education, with clarity around the graduate study objective(s) to be achieved and why he/she wishes to study in Scotland; (6) some Scottish descent; and (7) proof of US Citizenship. Proof of application to their selected school will be required for finalists.

Penn Deadline: November 1, 2022


Penn’s Application Process

The Saint Andrew’s Scholarship program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be Penn’s nominee, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of November 1, 2022.

  • Arrange for two letters of recommendation from faculty.
  • Complete Penn’s Internal Fellowships application form. Here, you will officially request letters of recommendation, and upload a single PDF which combines your St. Andrew’s Application form, resume, unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), personal statement, and all required essays.  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Penn’s nominee will be required to allow Penn’s Student Financial Services office to release information demonstrating your financial need. 
  • CURF will forward the application for Penn’s nominated student to the Saint Andrew’s Society of New York for consideration by their deadline of December 15. Six finalists will be invited to a lunch in February or March, and two recipients selected.


Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: October 7 2022

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

This fellowship offers three summer internships each year: at the US Embassy in London, at the US Embassy in Paris, and at the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington, DC.

Deadline: October 7, 2022 (TENTATIVE) (to complete State Department online internship application – double check this date with the State Department posting)


Penn’s Application Process

  • While Harriman Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.
  • Note: students must first apply for a relevant summer internship with the State Department. The Fellowship reaches out to eligible candidates several months later, and invites them to apply for the Harriman (at which point application instructions and a deadline are provided).


Critical Language Scholarship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: November 15 2022

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.

Deadline: November 15, 2022 (Tentative deadline)


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 ( 


Humanity in Action Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 12 2023

Humanity in Action

Fellows first participate in an intensive three-week summer educational program providing a country and context-specific curriculum (currently: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, the Netherlands, or Poland) that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. Then, they embark on developing Action Projects in their own communities.

Programs projected to be VIRTUAL in 2021 (

Deadline: February 12, 2023 (Tentative Deadline)


Penn’s Application Process

  • While Humanity in Action does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.


Penn Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP)

Penn’s Global Research Internship Program (GRIP) is a campus-wide partnership that offers summer internships for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students through a number of exciting internship opportunities. Information and application are available here.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.