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

Goldfein Research Awards

The Goldfein Research Awards are intended to cover research projects and study programs. 

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

Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

The ERCs have developed many innovative programs to leverage the strong aspects of ERC research and education not only into the engineering schools, but also out into the wider educational environment. An excellent example is the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which most ERCs offer. The purpose of the NSF-funded REU program is to involve talented undergraduates in active research projects, usually during the summer, working alongside ERC researchers and students. REU students may come from the ERC's host university or another institution.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Scholars Program

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduatelevel university students pursuing STEM degrees; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. 

Depending on the location of the internship, application deadlines will vary.

Benefits:

Contact Information

afrlscholars@epo.usra.edu

REU Sites: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

These are 8 to 10-week summer research programs at various institutions in social sciences, behavioral sciences, or economic sciences. 

Students must contact the individual sites for application information and materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. 

For more information, visit https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5054. 

Contact Information

Contact information varies by site

American Heart Association Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

The American Heart Association supports highly promising, undergraduate students for full-time research fellowships over a minimum of a ten-week period during the summer. The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered.  The research must be performed within the eight states of the Founders Affiliate region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Contact Information

Mary Gonzalez, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Research Depeartment

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