OZY Genius Awards (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: April 30 2022

The OZY Genius Awards program invites all current undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to apply for the this award, which provides $10,000 for summer projects that have the potential to create real change in any field.

For details see the award guidelines and the application form.

If you have additional questions, please contact Genius@OZY.com

Interested applicants are encouraged to register for and attend OZY's upcoming session entitled  'Design Your Own Genius Idea', a one-hour virtual event, which is likely to occur in Spring 2022 (date and time TBD). 

Application deadline:  April 30, 2022, 11:59pm Pacific US Time (TENTATIVE)

Samvid Scholars Program (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: April 20 2022

The Samvid Scholars Program aims to invest in future leaders committed to effecting positive change in the world through the spirit of innovation and exploration. 
The Samvid Scholars Program offers students who will be entering graduate school, have an exceptional record of achievement, and are driven to make a positive impact $50,000 in tuition support each year for two years. In addition, the program will provide scholars with leadership training, professional development support, and service opportunities.

Applicants must be US citizens with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and be entering a full-time graduate program of at least two years duration in the United States during 2021-2022. Degrees such as JD, MBA, MD, MEd, MEng, MA, MPH, MPP, and MS are eligible. Funding does NOT support PhD programs, but students in joint degree programs that include a PhD are eligible for funding to support the 2 or more year non-PhD degree.

Selection criteria include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership and extracurricular achievement
  • Ambition to make an impact on the world
  • Potential for success and contribution to society
  • Relevance of graduate study to long-term goals

For more information, see https://www.samvid.ventures/samvid-scholars/

Deadline: April 20, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

IES Predoctoral Training Program (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: April 4 2022

Penn’s IES Predoctoral Training Program is a competitive program offering financial and skill-building support for two to three years. Students in good standing may apply to the program after completing one year of doctoral studies. Fellows must have a substantive and substantial interest in applied education research and must be committed to participating in the program for a minimum of two years. 

Fellows participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum that includes coursework in quantitative methodologies, experimental research designs, implementation research, and education policy. In addition, fellows will participate in ongoing research with faculty mentors and research organizations (1 year minimum) and complete a year-long policy/practice apprenticeship with education agencies or in practice settings that actively produce and use research. The training program includes an ongoing interdisciplinary seminar on conducting rigorous, applied education research, and methods workshops that complement training available through courses and professional networking support.

Fellows will gain expertise in interdisciplinary research methods, including randomized controlled trials of education programs, policies, and practices. They will be part of an intellectual community of peers and faculty who share interests in rigorous applied education research that is actionable, equitable, and used. The program structure provides scaffolding that enables fellows to attain broader and deeper skills without materially altering their time to degree completion through weekly lectures, special trainings, apprenticeships, and participation in research conferences. 

In addition to spending 15 to 20 hours a week in an approved research or practice apprenticeship, fellows are expected to participate in the program’s seminar series, attend program-supported trainings that address skills needed for the Certificate of Advanced Studies, participate in at least one professional conference annually, capitalize on opportunities to present their own work or collaborative work in workshops and at conferences, and send all publications they co-author based on work they do during their fellowship to the ERIC Clearinghouse.   

Deadline: April 4, 2022 (TENTATIVE)


Velay Fellows

With the goal of encouraging and advancing women in the sciences, summer undergraduate fellowship funding of $4,500 per student in the College of Arts & Sciences will be provided for 8-10 week summer research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors in the sciences. Faculty mentors will receive $1,000 to support the associated research program. In addition, the program plans to engage Velay Fellows in enrichment activities to prepare them for graduate study and careers in scientific fields.

Hertog Foundation Summer Programs in Political Studies (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: March 15 2022

The Hertog Foundation offers current undergraduates and recent graduates two summer seminar programs on political thought, publicy policy, and foreign affairs:

  • A five-week Summer Residential Political Studies Program in July and August explores the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting. In addition to free tuition for the program, participants receive a $2,500 stipend and housing. A mandatory quarantine period with virtual activities is required for all fellows. Fellows will take morning and afternoon seminars on a wide variety of subjects, from political philosophy to economics, and foreign policy. Up to 18 fellows will be selected.
  • Virtual Summer Courses offers a similar seminar experience over one week or several weeks with the flexibility of online education. In addition to free tuition, participants receive course materials and a stipend. Up to 150 fellows will be selected.

To learn more Register for an upcoming Hertog Open House.

Deadline: March 15, 2022 (TENTATIVE) (Early-decision deadline February 19)


SNF Paideia Fellowship

At its best, higher education prepares students for living productive and fulfilling personal, professional, and civic lives. One of the most important roles of a university is to encourage open dialogue, the free exchange of ideas, and civil and robust expression of divergent views, on campus and around the world. This mission has never been more important than it is today, when social, cultural, economic and political divides—and the inability to talk across them in constructive ways—strain the very fabric of civil society and democracy.

Contact Information

First-year students may apply directly to the SNF Paideia Fellows Program here: Fellows Application 2021
Faculty members and staff may nominate a student by completing a brief online form here: Fellows Nomination and Reference 2021
Contact Leah Anderson, leahand@upenn.edu, the Executive Director of the SNF Paideia Program, with questions.

AAPM’s “DREAM” Program - Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program "DREAM" is a 10 week summer program designed to increase the number of underrepresented groups in medical physics by creating new opportunities, outreach and mentoring geared towards diversity recruitment of undergraduate students in the field of medical physics.

Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF)

The Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience for college students preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (early June through mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.

Research areas include:

Contact Information

Deborah Evalds, Supervisor, Education Programs
Phone: 214-648-0007
Fax: 214-648-4150

Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars program is designed to encourage students from historically underrepresented minority groups in the STEM fields interested in a PhD degree in the Biological or Biomedical Sciences and for students with a potential interest in attending graduate school at the University of Rochester. The Summer Scholars Program is aimed at providing research opportunities in all aspects of Biological or Biomedical Research to undergraduates may be considering applying to graduate (PhD) programs. 

Contact Information

Ben Lovell
Program Manager
(585) 275-2933

Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellows

The initiative in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) at the University of Pennsylvania is a ten-year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster critical and integrative consideration of the relationship between the humanities and the design professions in the analysis and shaping of the built environment. Under the renewed grant (beginning in 2108), the initiative takes “The Inclusive City” as its theme, focusing on issues of inclusivity and diversity.

Contact Information

Questions about the program can be directed to Alisa Chiles

Application questions may be directed to Aaron Olson