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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 of Arts & Sciences Travel Grant
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
The Water Center at Penn Student Research Support Program
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant
Application Deadline: October 20, 2019
Pincus-Magaziner Family Undergraduate Research Fund
Application Deadline: October 20, 2019
Vagelos Undergraduate Research Grant
Application Deadline: October 20, 2019
Phi Beta Kappa Humanities Prize
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
Application Deadline: January 17, 2020
Team Grants for Interdisciplinary Activities (TGIA)
Application Deadline: January 19, 2020
Grants for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research
Application Deadline: January 19, 2020
Entry Point
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020