Regeneron Prize

Deadline: February 3 2022

The University of Pennsylvania has been invited to nominate two PhD students for the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation in biomedicine, broadly defined.  See the flyer for details. 

Penn coordinates an internal competition.  The deadline for the internal competition is February 3rd, 2022, 12pm EST.   If you have a PhD student who would be competitive, please encourage them to apply.

To be considered for Penn nomination, applicants must complete the Penn Regeneron Prize application (http://apply.interfolio.com/81904), consisting of :

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2-page single-spaced description of the applicant’s “dream research idea” in the field of Biomedical Science
  • A letter of recommendation from your Penn faculty advisor, requested through the above process

Applicants should not submit the application directly to Regeneron. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Aaron Olson at CURF, aolson@upenn.edu.

Note: The University can also nominate two Postdoctoral Fellows. Contact Josie Rook at rookj@upenn.edu in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research for details on the postdoc competition.

Blossom Hill Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: January 14 2022

The Blossom Hill Fellowship funds innovative ideas to help children and youth anywhere in the world affected by conflict in the Middle East. The fellowship's goal is to encourage individuals to develop innovative and solution-focused initiatives that create opportunity for conflict-affected children and help to break the cycle of violence that plagues their communities.

The fellowship provides $50,000 to fund innovative projects. One or two applicants may apply to manage the project. Grants are potentially renewable for a second year.

For more information, see https://blossomhill-foundation.org/fellowshipapplication/

Deadline: January 14, 2022 (TENTATIVE) (two-minute pitch video due, additional application materials due after pitch video is approved by the foundation)

 

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: December 9 2021

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm

Deadline: December 9, 2021 5pm Eastern US Time

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: December 16 2021

Through its program of Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm

Deadline: December 16, 2021 5pm Eastern US Time

 

Penn’s Application Process

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

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in South Asian Languages (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 20 2022

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in South Asian Languages is for Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Deadline: February 20, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Penn’s Application Process

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in African Languages (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: April 30 2022

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in African Languages is for Amharic, Igbo, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu.

Deadline: April 30, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

 

Penn’s Application Process

American Scandinavian Society Fellowship

Deadline: November 1 2021

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers one-year fellowships (up to $23,000) and 1-3 month grants (up to $5,000) to individuals who have completed a Bachelor's degree to pursue research, study, or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country.

https://amscan.secure-platform.com/a/page/fellowships-and-grants

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Penn’s Application Process

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

Contact Information

CURF can assist by providing stylistic feedback on essay drafts and other application-specific advice to Penn undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni.

Dr. Angie Estévez
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
aestevez@upenn.edu
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Estévez

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in East Asian Languages (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: February 9 2022

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in East Asian Languages is for: Chinese, Japanese, Korea, Mongolian, and Tibetan.

Deadline: February 9, 2022 (TENTATIVE)

Penn’s Application Process

 

Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design

The Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D), invites graduate students to submit research proposals for Academic Year 2021-22. Small grants will be awarded to support projects that align with the mission of the H+U+D project.

H+U+D is a joint effort among the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Design (PennDesign), and the Penn Institute of Urban Research (Penn IUR) whose objective is to promote synergies among the humanities and design disciplines. Beginning in 2018, the initiative takes “The Inclusive City” as its theme, focusing on issues of inclusivity and diversity. For more information on the initiative see: http://www.humanitiesurbanismdesign.com/

Graduate Research

Small research grants will be awarded to support interdisciplinary design/humanities projects undertaken by graduate students in humanities and design disciplines that focus on the built environment. Eligible research must draw from both humanities and design disciplines. Examples of eligible work include master’s thesis projects, independent study projects, and doctoral dissertation research. Preference will be given to projects related to the “Inclusive City” theme. The maximum award is $2,000 per proposal. Allowable research expenses include travel, archival charges, photography, books, research supplies and equipment. Examples of previously funded student projects are available to review here: http://www.humanitiesurbanismdesign.com/publication_category/student-research-2/

Application Instructions

The application should include

  • Research project proposal (maximum: 500 words) 
  • Short itemized budget 
  • Unofficial Penn transcript 
  • Letter or recommendation from sponsoring faculty member, requested by the applicant in the application process.

Submit your proposal no later than October 1, 2021, to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) via the student application.

Apply here!

A special awards sub-committee will review proposals, and funds will be disbursed to successful applicants. Questions? Contact Andrea Goulet (agoulet@sas.upenn.edu) or Franca Trubiano (trubiano@design.upenn.edu)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: November 28 2021

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee.  Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. 

Internal applications are due on November 28, 2021.

Eligibility:

  1. Fellowships are available to students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America.Undergraduate students are no longer qualified candidates.
  2. The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  3. The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  4. The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. 
  5. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  6. The candidate may be of any national descent or background.

Fellowship Details

  1. The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board, and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon.
  2. The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.
  3. Fellowships are awarded annually. Each Fellow MUST APPLY FOR A RENEWAL of his or her fellowship by March 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded. (No reminder will be sent by the Fund or by the University of Pennsylvania). Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years.
  4. Awarded fellowships may not be deferred.
  5. A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules, or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly.  The Fund is the sole arbiter of this term and the University of Pennsylvania takes no stance and will provide no mediation.

Penn Application Instructions:

This internal Penn application requires 1 letter of recommendation from a professor (not a postdoc or lecturer) who has taught or worked closely with you. You will request this through the application process, but please alert your preferred recommender as soon as possible so as to give your recommender ample time to submit letters of recommendation before the November 28 Penn Deadline. Penn will require additional letters, including an optional letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair, if you are nominated.

Please prepare the following:

  1. A completed version of this document. For now you may omit the financial aid information and tax returns.
  2. Most current CV
  3. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. Copy of graduate exam scores, or a statement explaining why these were not needed.
  5. A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S  terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.

Once that is prepared, visit the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Internal Application to request your letter of recommendation and submit your application.

Please note that official transcripts, official copies of test scores, FAFSA, School Financial Aid Summary and tax returns (along with a letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair) will only be required if you are chosen as one of the three institutional nominees.

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