Wharton Social Impact Research Experience (WSIRE)

The Wharton Undergraduate Division will offer up to ten grants to support undergraduate research that promotes both economic and social value either domestically or abroad. Projects will be designed and carried out by the students under the guidance of some of Wharton’s preeminent faculty members. Students’ projects will culminate in oral presentations and written research papers that will be posted on ScholarlyCommons@Penn.

Center for the Advanced Study of India

The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) introduces Penn students to India to learn beyond the classroom environment, gain valuable international work experience, and facilitate cultural exchange. Since 2007, CASI has provided funding to over 150 Penn students to participate in volunteer internships and conduct independent research during the summer months. CASI also supports one recent graduate through a post-baccalaureate fellowship, the Sobti Family Fellowship

Contact Information

Laura Iwanyk, Assistant Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach, liwanyk@upenn.edu

Association of Alumnae Rosemary D. Mazzatenta Scholars Award

General Information

The Association of Alumnae of the University of Pennsylvania has established the Association of Alumnae Rosemary D. Mazzatenta Scholars Award in the School of Arts and Sciences to recognize and support female undergraduates for academic achievement and demonstrated service to country, community, and family during the summer after their sophomore or junior year in the College.

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-6488

Vagelos Undergraduate Research Grant

**Please note that while we are accepting applications for the Fall Vagelos funding cycle, priority will be given to submissions that detail projects which can be undertaken within the current COVID-19 restrictions (ie no in-person or on-campus research activities).**

General Information

Contact Information

Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey
anneliza@upenn.edu
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant

The winner of the Terry B. Heled Travel & Research Grant will receive $2,000 toward the costs of travel for research that will lead to a significant writing project.  The travel and research will be conducted during the summer (between mid-May and the end of August). Candidates who propose a trip of longer rather than shorter duration will be given priority, and candidates who propose to travel beyond North America will also get priority, but any travel plan—to any place, of any length—will receive serious consideration based on the quality of the project.

Leonard Davis Institute Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Institute

The Leonard Davis Institute Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program is for rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors, and in the exceptional case graduating seniors from underrepresented minority groups, or anyone interested in exploring the field of health services research. The SUMR program, which runs for 12 weeks from May 28 through August 16, provides students with an opportunity to receive a stipend to conduct health services research on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of Penn faculty.

Contact Information

 Joanne Levy, Deputy Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

School of Engineering Undergraduate Research Fund

Undergraduate research experiences serve as a hallmark of undergraduate education at Penn Engineering. Grants through the Undergraduate Research Fund will promote undergraduate research, and enable students to explore their innovative ideas and concepts in new and emerging technologies as well as the applied sciences. The Undergraduate Research Fund is made possible through generous gifts by supporters of Penn Engineering’s undergraduate educational initiatives

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