Departmental or other non-CURF-administered grants and programs

Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellows

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.

Contact Information

Questions about the program can be directed to Alisa Chiles

Application questions may be directed to Aaron Olson

Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

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.

Contact Information

Nagee Brown
Office of Research and Diversity Training
Perelman School of Medicine
Email: Nagee.brown@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-3396

CTSA Translational Research Internship Program

Join us at the University of Pennsylvania this summer for an undergraduate internship program that provides mentored research experiences in translational and clinical approaches to understanding a disease and developing effective therapeutic modalities. Internships are sponsored by the NIH Clinical and Translational Sciences Award and are 10 weeks in duration, starting May 26, 2020 and ending August 4, 2020. The program provides on-campus housing and a stipend of $3,900. Applications are due Friday, February 7, 2020. Learn more and apply at our website.

ASAM Fellows Program

ASAM is an interdisciplinary program that considers the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian immigrants and persons of Asian ancestry in North America. Through the Fellows Program, ASAM aims to involve more undergraduates in original research, increase student engagement with ASAM faculty, and allow students to expand upon work in prior classes.

Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

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:

The Water Center at Penn Student Research Support Program

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.

Contact Information

For any questions, contact Swati Hegde (swatih@sas.upenn.edu)

South Asia Studies Holden Furber Prize

Awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on any topic related to South Asia. The award will be for $300 and competition is open to all students of the University of Pennsylvania. Papers should be submitted by April 22, 2019 (12 noon) to the Department of South Asia Studies, 820 Williams Hall, 36th & Spruce St. or send a pdf via email to Zoe Beckerman at zoeb@sas.upenn.edu.

Contact Information

Zoe Beckerman

Perry World House Project on Borders and Boundaries in World Politics

The Project on Borders and Boundaries in World Politics has openings for up to six paid undergraduate researchers. This project is concerned with how and why humans demarcate the international space between “us” and “them.” It contextualizes international border architecture, infrastructure and institutions as expressions of various social, political and economic anxieties associated with globalization. This research team works on a broad range of questions relating to “bordering” in world politics.

The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

he LRSM has hosted NSF-REU programs since 1989 in which students spend 10 weeks working on individual research projects with our associated faculty. We currently have funding for 20 undergraduates both through our MRSEC grant and a NSF-REU Site grant. The program runs from early June to August every year and takes applications from well qualified undergraduate who are mainly juniors but sophomores and freshmen can also apply.

Contact Information

Mark Licurse, Director of Education, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter

(215) 573-4759

mlicurse@lrsm.upenn.edu

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