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CURF’s Fellowships Directory is a tool for Penn students and alumni to familiarize themselves with a broad range of fellowship opportunities. Keep in mind, it is not an exhaustive list. Fellowships staff are happy to assist you in applying for virtually any fellowship. Here is a pdf of a 4-year overview of some of the fellowships available to undergraduates.

If you are (or soon will be) an active applicant for any fellowship, sign up for CURF's Mailing List for weekly updates on fellowships and related opportunities and enroll in CURF's Fellowship Resources canvas site to access resources for preparing for fellowships.

For applicants interested in graduate study in the United Kingdom, please see the Identifying UK Graduate Programs & Funding page and use the UK government's Research Excellence Framework 2021 ranking of UK graduate programs to identify the strongest and most appropriate UK graduate degree programs that fit your interests as determined by UK faculty.

TIPS for using CURF's Fellowships Directory below:

  • To focus on fellowships that fit your needs, use the Filters below to select:
    • WHEN you wish to receive funding (Fellowship Availability)
    • WHAT kind of experience you are seeking (Fellowship Type)
    • WHERE you wish to go (Fellowship Location)
    • WHICH fellowships you are eligible for (Fellowship Eligibility)
  • You may select multiple options within each filter, or leave some or all filters blank to see more options
  • Click "Apply" to view the results of your preferences
  • You may SAVE your customized list by saving the URL from your browser
  • Click "Reset" to return to the complete list of fellowships

Beinecke Scholarship

Deadline: 03/04/2024

Provides $35,000 toward graduate study to juniors eligible for need-based financial aid who are planning to pursue a research-focused master’s or doctoral degree in social sciences, humanities, or the arts, with a strong preference for Pell Grant recipients (Penn nomination required)

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship

Deadline: 03/06/2024

Funds one Penn PhD student to spend a year as a non-degree visiting student at the University of Oxford (Penn nomination required)

Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Grant

Deadline: 03/15/2024

The Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Grant has been established to provide support to students who are undertaking innovative social impact projects with potential for real-world outcomes. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000 depending on the needs of the project.

Sobti Family Fellowship (Tentative Deadline)

Deadline: 04/03/2024 (Tentative)

The Sobti Family Fellowship will provide up to two Penn doctoral students with $12,500 each to develop independent research interests broadly related to CASI’s agenda. The Fellowship award will include an unrestricted $10,000* grant with the addition of up to $2,500 in reimbursed domestic travel expenses, conference attendance fees, and research materials.

Samvid Scholars Program

Deadline: 04/09/2024 (Tentative)