Goldfein Research Awards

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


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:

Saint Andrew's Society Undergraduate Scholarship

The Scholarship program of the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia is designed to foster better understanding and relations between the United States and Scotland through the exchange of the best and brightest university students from our respective countries. Each year, the Society provides funds to send a small group of American students to attend a full year at one of the “Four Ancients,” or the Scottish equivalent of the Ivy League: the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St. Andrew’s. The current amount of each scholarship is $25,000.

Penn Deadline: February 21, 2020 at 5pm EST


Penn’s Application Process

The Saint Andrew's Society Undergraduate Scholarship program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply for Penn's nomination, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of February 21, 2020 at 5pm

  • Open a Penn Abroad application to either the University of Edinburgh or the University of St. Andrews (Please note, students applying to this scholarship may be placed at one of four Scottish universities, including the University of Aberdeen and the University of Glasgow. Students placed at one of these universities not previously approved by Penn would need to be flexible and work closely with their academic department to get courses approved)
  • Submit the completed St. Andrews Society application (application pieces include: application form, letter of recommendation from a professor, 3-5 page essay, completed questionnaire, recent photograph, and a hard copy transcript in a sealed envelope) to Jacob Gross, Penn Abroad, 3701 Chestnut St. Suite 1W
  • Plan to attend the St. Andrews Society luncheon in March

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Deadline: December 1 2020

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, 2020 (TENTATIVE) - Application opens August 1, 2020 (TENTATIVE)


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.


Saint Andrew’s Society Graduate Scholarship

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, 2020


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, 2020.

  • As soon as you have arranged for two letters of recommendation from faculty, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender. 
  • Complete Penn’s Request for Nomination application form. Here, you will 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

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: (Anticipated) October 10, 2020 (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).


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.

Association of Alumnae Rosemary D. Mazzatenta Scholars Award

General Information

The Association of Alumnae of the University of Pennsylvania has established the Association of Alumnae Rosemary D. Mazzatenta Scholars Award in the School of Arts and Sciences to recognize and support female undergraduates for academic achievement and demonstrated service to country, community, and family during the summer after their sophomore or junior year in the College.

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
Phone: 215-746-6488

Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant

The winner of the Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant will receive $2,000 toward the costs of travel for research that will lead to a significant writing project.  The travel and research will be conducted during the summer (between mid-May and the end of August). Candidates who propose a trip of longer rather than shorter duration will be given priority, and candidates who propose to travel beyond North America will also get priority, but any travel plan—to any place, of any length—will receive serious consideration based on the quality of the project.