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:
- Watch this 2022 video on Graduate Study in the United Kingdom led by representatives from Imperial College London and University College London (information applicable to applicants to any UK university): London Calling: Learn How to Successfully Apply to Graduate Study in the United Kingdom
- The UK government maintains a ranking system for graduate programs based on formal evaluation by UK faculty in dozens of fields:
- 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. This is an extremely useful snapshot of the quality of graduate programs based on the academic strength of departments at UK universities as determined by UK faculty, and helps dispel the myth that Oxford, Cambridge, and the best-known universities in London are the strongest academic programs in all fields. Instructions on how to use the REF 2021 results by subject
See Funding graduate study in the UK for additional resources.
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
Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (Tentative Deadline)Deadline: 05/31/2023
Marshall ScholarshipDeadline: 08/01/2023
Funds one or (preferably) two or more years of graduate study in nearly any academic discipline at any university in the United Kingdom for thought leaders and advocates with a demonstrated commitment to helping the less fortunate and becoming collaborative leaders who engage with UK colleagues while and after their study in the UK (Penn nomination required)
Rhodes ScholarshipDeadline: 08/01/2023
Funds two or more years of graduate study in nearly any academic discipline at the University of Oxford for leaders and advocates with a demonstrated commitment to helping the less fortunate and becoming leaders in their field (Penn nomination required)
Mitchell ScholarshipDeadline: 08/01/2023
Funds a one-year master's degree in nearly any academic discipline at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland for thought leaders and advocates with a demonstrated commitment to helping the less fortunate and becoming leaders in their field (Penn nomination required)