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Open to US citizens and non US citizens
Deadline: 04/22/2023 (Tentative)

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 Penn Museum Fellows program is a paid, year-long fellowship open to advanced Penn undergraduates conducting a research project in or related to the Penn Museum, including collections, archives, laboratories, and galleries. Nominations for the Penn Museum Fellows should be submitted by the student’s project supervisor.

About the Program

The Penn Museum Fellows program supports and facilitates undergraduate research at the Penn Museum. In addition to regular meetings with project supervisors, the Fellows meet regularly as a group to discuss on-going research and provide peer reviews of one another’s work. Fellows will gain experience presenting their research both within the Museum, via blog posts or at Museum events, and on campus at undergraduate conferences and poster sessions.


Penn Museum Fellows are expected to create a schedule for the proposed research project with their supervisors. Additionally, Fellows will have a one hour meeting every two weeks over the course of the academic year to discuss their progress and submit their work for peer review. Penn Museum Fellows should also be available to present their research at various events at the Museum and on campus.

Nomination Procedure

All nominations must be submitted by April 22, 2022 by the student’s project supervisor.

Students interested in becoming a Penn Museum Fellow should discuss their project and their interest in the Fellows with their project supervisor. Nominations for Penn Museum Fellows should be submitted to Sarah Linn, Research Liaison, at, and should reference the student's previous research and include a short description of the proposed project.

If you are interested in becoming a Fellow, we encourage you and your supervisor to contact Sarah Linn at for more details about the program and the nomination process.


Research Offering Type

Independent Research, Internship



Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton



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