President's Engagement Prizes

Deadline: January 28 2022

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.

Application info:  https://www.curf.upenn.edu/prizes

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

Penn Deadline: January 28, 2022

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship supports Fellows through two years of graduate study (in subjects relevant to the work of the Foreign Service) along with internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.  This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.

http://www.rangelprogram.org

Deadline: September 29, 2021

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Udall Scholarship

Deadline: February 7 2022

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

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors dedicated to leadership and public service in either of two areas:

  • Students from any ethnic background interested in conservation and environmental issues from any political perspective
  • Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers or working on Tribal Policy

Each scholarship covers expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,000. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholars selected during their sophomore year may be re-nominated during their junior year.

https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/AboutScholarship.aspx

Penn Application Deadline: February 7, 2022

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Udall Scholarship program 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 Deadline of February 7, 2022.

  • Interested candidates should contact Dr. Angie Estevez by January 24 in order to obtain access to the Udall online application.  A sample application is available here.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Udall Scholarship, where you will be able to request letters of recommendation.
  • You will submit your application materials through the Udall online application system.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Trudeau Scholarship

Deadline: December 21 2021

Trudeau Scholarship

The Trudeau Scholarship provides three years full funding for a doctoral degree on one of four program themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People and their Natural Environment for either:

  • Canadians to earn a doctorate at a foreign (i.e., non-Canadian) university
  • Non-Canadians to earn a doctorate at a Canadian university

http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/scholarships

The Trudeau Foundation is currently reviewing the Scholarship with a focus on Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership. Information on this year's competition is now posted.

Application Deadline: December 21, 2021, 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Josephine de Karman Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 31 2023

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust awards $25,000 for PhD students’ final year in school.  All disciplines are eligible. Special consideration is given to applicants in the humanities. Only PhD candidates who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2024 are eligible for consideration for a 2023-2024 fellowship.

NOTE: Only PhD students enrolled at a university in California listed at http://www.dekarman.org/qualifications/ are eligible to apply for the 2022-2023 fellowship.

Additional details and application materials at http://www.dekarman.org/qualifications/

Recent recipients are listed at http://www.dekarman.org/fellowship-recipients/

Deadline: January 31, 2023 (TENTATIVE)

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to PhD students enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Applicants will mail the application and supporting materials directly to the Trust by January 31, 2023 (TENTATIVE)  

 

Soros Fellowship for New Americans for immigrants and children of immigrants

Deadline: October 28 2021

Soros Fellowship

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship supports New Americans (immigrants or the children of immigrants), who are pursuing a graduate degree in any field in the United States.  The Fellowship provides up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years, for a total of up to $90,000 in student support.

https://www.pdsoros.org/

Deadline: October 28, 2021, *2:00pm Eastern US Time*

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Soros Fellowship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.
  • Applicants will submit the application and supporting materials electronically here.

 

Davis Projects for Peace

Deadline: January 18 2022

Davis Projects for Peace

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace program invites undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer, anywhere in the world. The projects judged to be the most promising and valuable will be funded at $10,000 each. The program aims to encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship, focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation.

http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org

Penn Deadline: January 18, 2022

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Davis Projects for Peace program 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 Deadline of January 18, 2022.

  • To apply, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement (not to exceed two pages) that describes the project (who, what, where, how), as well as a budget (one separate page - a Budget Template and Instructions are available here).  You will find numerous examples of funded proposals on the Davis Projects for Peace website here. Proposals require a heading which includes the following information: name of the participating institution (University of Pennsylvania), name of all student participants, title of project, dates of the project, country where the project will be performed.
  • Complete Penn’s Request for Nomination application form.  Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines your written statement and budget (save each document as a pdf, then create a single pdf by navigating to Acrobat's "File -> Create -> Combine Files into a Single PDF” feature).  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Additionally, each application must be supported by two letters - one letter of support from a Penn mentor (faculty or staff), and one letter of support from a proposed project affiliate in the host community. Once you have arranged for these letters, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each so that they can be submitted directly to CURF. These letters must also be received by Penn's Deadline of January 18, 2022.
    • The letter of support from a Penn mentor (faculty or staff) should discuss the proposed project's feasibility and the adequacy of the applicant's/applicants' preparation to complete it. It should also outline ways in which the applicant (or team of applicants) would be mentored over the course of the project and beyond.
    • The letter of support from a proposed project affiliate in the host community should acknowledge that you have been in contact with local partners, that your project is welcome, and that you will have access to necessary support while on location. 
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Beinecke Scholarship

Deadline: December 1 2021

Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides scholarships for juniors planning to pursue graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, or the arts.  Each scholar receives $4,000 upon completion of their undergraduate studies, and a total additional $30,000 for support of graduate study.  Applicants must have a history of being eligible for need-based financial aid.

http://fdnweb.org/beinecke/

Penn Deadline: December 1, 2021, 11:59pm

Penn’s Application Process

The Beinecke Scholarship accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to Penn’s nominee, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of December 1, 2021, 11:59pm.

  • Start a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Beinecke Scholarship.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation from at least three Penn faculty members, request letters via the Fellowships Nomination Request process. Recommendation letters for the Beinecke Scholarship must be written by faculty in the applicant's field (or a closely allied field) who have taught you and/or supervised your research. Letters should focus primarily on the nominee’s academic strength, intellectual curiosity, and potential for advanced graduate study in their field. In particular, Beinecke recommendation letters should address:
    • How does the candidate’s academic ability in their field compare to their peers?
    • Why is the candidate’s specific focus of research unique or important?
    • How is the candidate particularly well-suited to pursue their specific research (academic strength, research experience, other factors)?
    • Why are the graduate schools identified by the candidate a good fit for the candidate and their research interests?
  • Upload a single PDF which combines your Beinecke application form, resume, unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), and personal statement.  You will use the same process as above.
  • If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY. email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 2021

Goldwater Scholarship

Potential Penn applicants should review the video of our 2021 Goldwater Scholarship information session featuring 5 recent Penn Goldwater Scholars

Before applying, please review Penn's 2021 Goldwater presentation.

The Goldwater Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential, an exceptional academic record (generally 3.85 or higher overall GPA, but extensive research and publications can compensate if GPA is close to 3.85), and intend to earn a PhD or Master's degree in a STEM field and pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  Each scholarship provides up to a maximum of $7,500 annually for up to two years of undergraduate study.

Applicants should review this Goldwater recommendation writing guidance to determine the most appropriate scientists to serve as your recommenders. Applicants should also provide this guidance to your recommenders when you ask them to write on your behalf.

(NOTE: Transfer students are also encouraged to apply since Goldwater permits Penn to submit a 5th nominee if the student transferred to Penn)

https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Goldwater applicants should complete the Pre-Application at https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/ as soon as possible to obtain access to the full Goldwater application!

Penn Application (including all recommendation letters) Deadline: November 15, 2021, 11:59pm

Penn’s Application Process

The Goldwater 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 Deadline of November 15, 2021, 11:59pm.

Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

Deadline: November 30 2021

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

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program)

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offers up to twelve one-year internships at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Gaither Junior Fellows assist with research and editing for Carnegie senior scholars in areas including nuclear nonproliferation, foreign policy, democracy and governance, technology policy, economics, and regional studies. Junior Fellows are paid a monthly salary and receive health insurance.

http://carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows

Penn Deadline: November 30, 2021

 

Penn’s Application Process

The Gaither Junior Fellows program 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 Deadline of November 30, 2021.

  • 2022-2023 application materials will be likely be released in October 2021 - in the meantime, you can review last year's application materials here for reference.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, begin a CURF Fellowships Nomination Request for the Gaither Junior Fellows program and request letters through that process.
  • You will also be prompted to upload a single PDF which combines the Gaither application form, cover essay (1 page, double-spaced, on why you wish to become a Junior Fellow), CV or resume (1-2 pages), unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant), and essay for the program for which you are applying (3 pages).  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  

 

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