Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

Founded in 2014, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) fosters interdisciplinary environmental collaboration and scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and beyond. 

PPEH's four core commitments include:

The Water Center at Penn Student Research Support Program

Program summary: The Water Center at Penn encourages Penn undergraduate students from any discipline to apply for this competitive student grant program to promote research in water science, policy and sustainability. The grant also aims to recognize academic excellence and prepare students towards leadership by encouraging applied research and community engagement.

Contact Information

For any questions, contact Swati Hegde (swatih@sas.upenn.edu)

South Asia Studies Holden Furber Prize

Awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on any topic related to South Asia. The award will be for $300 and competition is open to all students of the University of Pennsylvania. There is no set number of pages or format for submissions. Writings may be prose, poetry, research, or scientific papers as long as the subject involves South Asia. Papers should be submitted by April 23, 2021 by pdf via email to Rachael Hickson at rhickson@upenn.edu

Manufacturing Renaissance: California Innovation

The California Innovation Program is a fully-immersive learning experience that will offer an unprecedented exploration into this phenomena occurring in the world’s fifth largest economy. To investigate how exposure to this dynamic environment drives businesses to push the boundaries of traditional manufacturing, participants will meet with the land’s manufacturing entrepreneurs—leaders of Made by California who dare to construct new possibilities for industries. They will also take a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing processes to get deeper industry knowledge.

Contact Information

info@californiainnovation.com

Carlotta Borruto, Executive Director, carlotta@italiainnovation.com

Henry M. Jackson Internship Program

Since 1989, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has been training and educating America’s future Asia specialists through practical work experience on projects seeking to inform U.S. policy toward Asia. Interns work in NBR’s Seattle or Washington, D.C., offices on research projects and institutional initiatives, providing a mix of research, editorial, and administrative assistance.

Contact Information

employment@nbr.org
 

1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: +1.206.632.7370

 

1819 L Street NW, Ninth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: +1.202.347.9767

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Program (RBSI) is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University. It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance. 

The RBSI focuses on:

Contact Information

APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
c/o Dr. Kimberly Mealy
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

Kimberly Mealy, PhD, APSA Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs at diversityprograms@apsanet.org.

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