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Research

Many Penn students come to Penn wanting to "do research", but figuring out what that means and how to go about it can be daunting.  CURF is here to help you figure out what steps you need to take to find a rewarding research experience, and to help you take the work you are currently involved with to the next level.

Take a look through the information we have curated on our site--the steps below are a general guide, but people often follow different paths through.  We are happy to help you at any step, or if you're forging your own way!

  1. Learn more about who, what, where, and why undergraduates do research.
  2. Get advice from people who can help.
  3. Find a faculty advisor.
  4. Investigate funding or academic credit options.

Upcoming Research Deadlines

College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant
Application Deadline: October 21, 2018
Pincus-Magaziner Family Undergraduate Research Fund
Application Deadline: October 21, 2018
Vagelos Undergraduate Research Grant
Application Deadline: October 21, 2018
Penn Undergraduate Urban Research Colloquium
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Cultural Vistas Fellowships
Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
College House Research Fellows
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE
Application Deadline: December 15, 2018
Humanity in Action
Application Deadline: January 6, 2019
Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program (PURM)
Application Deadline: January 18, 2019