Wolf Humanities Center

The Wolf Humanities Center offers 12 fellowships for the 2021–2022 academic year to Penn undergraduates from any school who are interested in conducting humanities research on some aspect of Migration, the Forum's theme next year. Applicants must be full time and in good academic standing. 

Contact Information

Sara Varney, Associate Director, saravarney@sas.upenn.edu

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program

The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue Ph.D.s in core fields in the arts and sciences. The program aims to reduce over time the serious underrepresentation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.

Jumpstart for Juniors

**Please note that priority will be given to submissions that detail projects which can be undertaken within the current COVID-19 restrictions.**

General Information

Past Projects Funded

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Vernon-Grey

History Undergraduate Research Grants

The Department Undergraduate Research Fund in History awards grants to students who require funds to travel to archives or for research materials for extensive projects, usually as part of a history seminar, or as a continuation of work begun there. An on-line form and samples of previous work are available. Deadline for summer grants is May 13. Students may apply for remaining funds on a rolling basis anytime throughout the year.

Gutmann-Doyle Research Opportunities Fund

The Amy Gutmann and Michael Doyle Research Opportunities Fund is used at the discretion of the director of CURF to assist students with activities associated with their independent research projects. This may include covering the cost of travel to research sites, or assisting with living expenses during a research project away from campus. The funding is only available on an emergency basis when there are no other sources of funding available and can not be used in conjunction with other funding sources. Applicants can expect to receive no more than $500 from this fund.

Grants for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research

General Information

Grants for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research will be awarded to members of the standing faculty to offset expenses incurred as they support undergraduates doing research.  These grants will provide funds for undergraduate student stipends or for any other expenditure necessary to facilitate the faculty members continued support of undergraduate research.  

Past Projects Funded

Penn English Undergraduate Research Grants

Each year, the Undergraduate English program awards a small number of Undergraduate Research and Travel Grants. In cases where majors are engaged in promising research projects, we would like to reimburse them, either fully or partially, for costs incurred by travel to archives, as well as for photocopying, permissions, reproductions, and other legitimate research expenses. Researchers must have a Faculty Director enthusiastically willing to oversee and sponsor the project.

Department of South Asia Studies Undergraduate Research Grants

The Department of South Asia Studies invites applications for the South Asia Undergraduate Research Awards.

Application deadline April 1 or otherwise stated on the SAST website.

The South Asia Studies department will award up to two research/travel grants (maximum of $3000 each) for Spring-Summer 2019 to support undergraduate research projects involving travel to South Asia.

 

Q: Do I need to be a SAST major or minor?

A: NO!

Q: Do I need to be in The College?

A: NO!

Contact Information

Alexandra Zeiger
Department Coordinator
South Asia Studies Department
255 S. 36th St. 820 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-7475
zeigera@sas.upenn.edu

Andrea Mitchell Center Undergraduate Research Grants

The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy will award up to 10 undergraduate research fellowships for projects to be begun in the summer of 2021 and completed during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6244
215-746-6488

Applications should be made via the CURF website.  For further information, contact Matthew Roth, Administrator of the Andrea Mitchell Center, at maroth@sas.upenn.edu.

Communication within the Curriculum

Through the Emerging Scholar Talk (EST) competition, CWiC celebrates both strong research projects and solid speaking abilities by providing students with a public forum in which to talk about their academic work. Emerging Scholars may present any type of research in any field that they have conducted independently at Penn. This may include independent studies, senior theses, class projects, etc. All undergraduates in all four schools are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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