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

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

Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 class of Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership. The program provides a competitively selected cohort of outstanding Penn undergraduates with the opportunity to engage with and learn from high-level local and regional urban leaders drawn from government, business, and civil society.

Contact Information

Amanda Lloyd, Fellows Program Director of Penn Institute for Urban Research, amanda3@upenn.edu

 

Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) Summer Scholar Program

Since 2016, the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) has been honored to sponsor talented, policy-minded undergraduate and graduate students through our Summer Scholars Program. Our goals for the Summer Scholars Program are three-fold: provide scholars with opportunities to build their knowledge base, build scholars’ professional networks, and inspire our scholars to someday return to Washington for a career in federal policymaking.

Contact Information

pnpi@pnpi.org

The Urban Studies Program Gordon Fellowship

From the inception of the Urban Studies Program at Penn, connecting theory and practice has been one of our guiding principles. In this spirit, we offer the Gordon Fellowship, sponsored by alumnus Jacques Gordon (URBS1978) and his family. Winners of the Gordon Fellowship will receive a $5,000 stipend to explore careers that would lead to improving the quality of life in cities, whether in the public, non-profit, or private sectors and will benefit from career mentoring through alumni activities during the school year. 

Contact Information

Urban Studies

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.

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