The Penn Museum Fellows program aims to support and promote advanced undergraduate research at the Penn Museum. Over the course of the academic year, Fellows will work with museum curators, staff, or associated faculty on a significant project in the collections, laboratories, or galleries. In support of this research, students will receive a stipend, as well as access to necessary collections, labs, and archival materials. This program is an excellent opportunity for the completion of a senior thesis or other capstone project.
The Alice Paul Center’s LGBTQ & Gender Studies Undergraduate Student Research Expense Grants provide competitive grants up to $500 designed to support research-related expenses, including (but not limited to) conference registration and travel, research travel, transcription and other materials. The grants cover expenses incurred at any time during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
The Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Prize awards $350 each year for a superior senior thesis paper in the field of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. The prize is named in honor of distinguished historian Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, a founder of the Women's Studies Program at Penn.
A prize of $250 will be given each year for a senior thesis or seminar/course paper in the field of LGBTQ Studies. Awarded in memory of Lynda Hart, Professor of English at Penn and groundbreaking scholar in feminist performance studies and queer theory, the prize recognizes original, rigorous scholarship on gender and sexuality by a Penn undergraduate in any field.
Interested in how the Earth works? The Department of Earth & Environmental Science (EES) provides several opportunities for you to undertake mentored research in a wide range of geoscience fields, including Dynamics and Structure of Earth Materials; Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate Sciences; Biogeochemistry and Global Environmental Change; Paleobiology/Geobiology.
The UCSP is a 9-week rigorous summer research enrichment program. The program is open to students from any accredited university in the United States and is designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in clinical/epidemiologic research, with an eventual goal of MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees. Preference will be given to non-graduating college students. At this time, we are not accepting graduate or post-baccalaureate students.
Grants from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation support innovative arts activities throughout the Penn community, providing funding to Penn students, faculty, staff, departments, programs, and centers. There are currently two funding streams available to students:
The South Asia Center (SAC) is pleased to announce new research internship placements in South Asia for Summer 2019. Students will be able to work on a project of their own design with the aid of a local mentor in South Asia, or can choose to volunteer with an organization devoted to work in a particular field (see sample topics below).
For students who are underrespresented minorities only:
Research Supplements — Faculty with NIH grants use these funds to hire undergraduate researchers. The site allows students to search for faculty by discipline, as well as providing the information needed for faculty with NIH grants to sign up.