Penn English Undergraduate Research Grants

Each year, the Undergraduate English program awards a small number of Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants. In cases where majors are engaged in promising research projects, we would like to reimburse them, either fully or partially, for costs incurred by travel to archives, as well as for photocopying, permissions, reproductions, and other legitimate research expenses. Researchers must have a Faculty Director enthusiastically willing to oversee and sponsor the project.

Class of 1971 Robert J. Holtz Fund

General Information

The Class of 1971 established this fund in honor of its 25th reunion and in memory of their classmate Robert J. Holtz to help pay the costs of research projects proposed by students. The Holtz Fund provides support for students pursuing an independent scholarly project during the academic year or summer. Funds can be used for costs of materials and supplies, toward travel costs, or for costs of the project.

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarship

The British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), are prestigious scholarships that enable mid-career professionals from abroad to pursue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. These scholarships are offered to citizens of more than 100 countries (note: US citizens are not eligible). Applicants must have at least two years of work experience to be eligible to apply.

http://www.chevening.org/

Deadline: November 4, 2020 (GMT) (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship fully funds up to five scholars to combine a one-year Master's degree from one of several Oxford University partnering departments* with a one-year MBA (the 1+1 MBA) at Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

*Applicants interested in combining the MBA with a one-year Master's degree from a non-partnering department should apply for the non-partnering Master's degree as early as possible, and then apply for the MBA by selecting the 1+1 by no later than 1 January 2020 (precise deadline depends on your partnering Master's program's January application deadline).

http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degrees/1plus1/pershing-square-scholarship

Deadline: Varies by Department

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Ertegun Scholarship

Deadline: January 7 2021

Ertegun Scholarship

The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship fully funds 1, 2, or 3 years of degree study in the humanities at Oxford. Applicants must apply to a degree within Oxford's Humanities Division

http://www.ox.ac.uk/ertegun/

Deadline: January 7, 2021 (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Huntington Public Service Award

Deadline: January 15 2021

Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides an annual stipend of $15,000 for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

https://www.samuelhuntingtonaward.org/

 

Deadline: January 15, 2021 

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Fulbright Summer Institutes

Fulbright Summer Institutes

These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete to come to the UK on a fully-funded three-to-four week program.  Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentations at an esteemed British University.  Each Summer Institute will cover a different theme.  To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.70 GPA.

http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

Deadline: Febuary 11, 2020 

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Fulbright Summer Institutes do not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

 

President's Innovation Prize

President’s Innovation Prize

Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment to innovation through the Penn Compact 2020, the President’s Innovation Prize will provide a graduating Penn senior, or team of graduating seniors, $100,000 (plus a $50,000 living stipend per team member) to envision and implement an innovative commercial venture that makes a positive difference in the world.

Penn Deadline: January 24, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • For detailed application instructions along with additional information about this Prize, please visit the Prizes section of CURF’s website.

 

President's Engagement Prizes

President’s Engagement Prizes

Created by Penn President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University of Pennsylvania’s commitment under the Penn Compact 2020 to impactful global, national, and local student engagement, the President’s Engagement Prizes will provide recipients with up to $150,000 – $50,000 for living expenses and up to $100,000 for project implementation expenses – to develop and implement a promising local, national, or global engagement project during the year after graduation.  Collaborative projects will be welcome with up to three awardees for a collaborative team project.

http://www.pennpep.upenn.edu/

Penn Deadline: January 24, 2020 (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • For detailed application instructions along with additional information about this Prize, please visit the Prizes section of CURF’s website.

 

Truman Scholarship

Deadline: December 1 2020

Check out this step-by-step guide to the Truman process for potential applicants!

Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship awards merit-based $30,000 scholarships to college juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or in public service (broadly defined), and who wish to attend graduate or professional school to help prepare for their careers.  Scholars may attend graduate or professional school in the United States or internationally.

Applicants should be “change agents,” with a demonstrated passion for improving the ways that government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public. Applicants should be active participants in two or more of the following types of activities:

  • Student government and/or campus-based extracurricular activities
  • Community service-related activities that are not organized by a school or a fraternity/sorority
  • Government internships, commissions or boards, advocacy or interest groups, nonpartisan political activities, military/ROTC
  • Partisan political activities and campaigns

http://www.truman.gov/

Penn Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Truman Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Application Deadline of December 1, 2020

  • Interested candidates should contact Lauren Orr by November 1 in order to obtain access to the Truman online application. 
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender. 
  • Submit your application materials through the Truman online application system.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

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