Departmental or other non-CURF-administered grants and programs

South Asia Studies Holden Furber Prize

This is 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. There is no set number of pages or format for submissions. Writings may be prose, poetry, research, or scientific papers as long as the subject involves South Asia. Papers should be submitted by April 1, 2022 by pdf via email to Chip Bagnall at cbagnall@sas.upenn.edu

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)

The LRSM, a National Science Foundation supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), will offer up to twenty Summer Research Fellowships to undergraduates from colleges and universities in the United States who are majoring in science or engineering. Successful applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each will work under the supervision of a faculty member on a current materials research project in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biophysics, materials science or engineering.

Contact Information

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

(215) 573-4759

mlicurse@lrsm.upenn.edu

Positive Psychology Center Undergraduate Research Assistants

PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR PENN UNDERGRADS

The Penn Positive Psychology Center is looking to hire 1-2 Penn undergraduates to help coordinate our resilience training programs this Summer, and into the Fall and Spring. This is an excellent opportunity to build your resume while learning valuable skills for your future career. There is also the possibility that students can continue beyond graduation in a part-time or full-time position.

Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Awards

Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Awards of $200 are offered each spring for the best essay (or comparable expression) demonstrating creative thinking on any subject related to the archaeology of Ancient Israel or to Judaic religious thought through the Middle Ages. A special prize of $500 will be given for a suitable essay in the area that led the donor to establish the prize, namely, connections between Celtic Christianity and the religious culture of the ancient Hebrews.

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

Louis Schwartz and Elaine Friedman Schwartz Memorial Fund

AWARD GUIDELINES

These research awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs in or related to Jewish studies. Students can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research. 

Applicants for summer funding should apply at the spring deadline.

Research awards will be administered according to the following guidelines:

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

Brenner Special Opportunity Awards

The Brenner Special Opportunity Awards, finance special needs not otherwise covered by grants, such as travel to conferences or special courses of study.

AWARD GUIDELINES

These research awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs in or related to Jewish studies. Students can apply for funding to support travel, research material and other assistance related to the research. 

Applicants for summer funding should apply at the spring deadline.

Contact Information

Jewish Studies Program: jsp-info@sas.upenn.edu

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