With the goal of encouraging and advancing women in the sciences, summer undergraduate fellowship funding of $4,500 per student 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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Executive Director of the SNF Paideia Program, with questions.
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.
NNCI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Nanotechnology
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are an excellent way for undergraduates to become acquainted with scientific research and graduate student life. REU programs typically consist of an intensive 10 week summer research experience at a university different than your own. Most research centers sponsor REU-like programs as part of their education and outreach efforts.
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The University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) provides an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences. The program has been in existence since 1993. Approximately 30 college students from across the US participate each year; most are rising juniors and seniors, but occasionally we admit a rising sophomore.
Office of Research and Diversity Training
Perelman School of Medicine
Perry World House is seeking applications from rising Penn sophomores, juniors and seniors for its 2021-2022 class of World House Student Fellows. This competitive program is intended for undergraduate students from any school or department who have demonstrated a serious interest in exploring global affairs in depth during their time at Penn. World House Student Fellows will participate in a series of seminars, projects, and activities oriented around critical global inquiry.
Michael C. Horowitz
Professor of Political Science
Interim Director, Perry World House
University of Pennsylvania
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for three talented undergraduates to conduct research, to explore career possibilities in archives and special collections, and to learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia will offer a hands-on research experience and will include mentorship and networking opportunities.
Questions about the NASI internship program should be directed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-440-3400
Founded in 2014, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) fosters interdisciplinary environmental collaboration and scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and beyond.
PPEH's four core commitments include:
Program summary: The Water Center at Penn encourages Penn undergraduate students from any discipline to apply for this competitive student grant program to promote research in water science, policy and sustainability. The grant also aims to recognize academic excellence and prepare students towards leadership by encouraging applied research and community engagement.
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