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South Asia Studies Holden Furber Prize

Deadline: 04/01/2023 (Tentative)

Awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay on any topic related to South Asia.

Nnamdi Azikiwe African Studies Prize

Deadline: 03/27/2023 (Tentative)

Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Awards

Deadline: 03/21/2023 (Tentative)

Merle Saunders Schaff Memorial Awards of $200 are offered each spring for the best essay (or comparable expression) demonstrating creative thinking on any subject related to the archaeology of Ancient Israel or to Judaic religious thought through the Middle Ages.

Samuel and Esther Goldin Endowment Award

Deadline: 03/20/2023 (Tentative)

This annual prize recognizes an outstanding thesis or research paper in the field of Jewish Studies.

Lynda S. Hart Award in Sexuality Studies

Deadline: 04/04/2023 (Tentative)

Joseph Warner Yardley Prize

Deadline: 03/26/2023

In June of 1877, Joseph Warner Yardley graduated as Valedictorian and Spoon Man. He died in August 1877. In 1878, the members of the Class of 1877 established the Joseph Warner Yardley Prize in his memory. The Yardley Prize is awarded to the best thesis on political economy written by a member of the senior class in any undergraduate school at Penn. The Yardley Award is administered by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and awards are determined each April on a competitive basis. Seniors graduating in the Spring semester from any undergraduate school are eligible. Applicants must be in good standing in the University of Pennsylvania community. There will be one awardee annually.

Rose Award

Deadline: 03/26/2023

The Rose Foundation generously funds the Rose Undergraduate Research Award recognizing outstanding undergraduate research projects completed by graduating seniors under the supervision of a Penn faculty member. The Rose Fund is administered by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and awards are determined each April on a competitive basis. Seniors graduating in the Spring semester from any undergraduate school are eligible. Applicants must be in good standing in the University of Pennsylvania community. Ten student research projects will be recognized each year with individual awards of $1000.

Bodek Prize for Research on Interracial and Interfaith Relations

Deadline: 03/26/2023

The Urban Studies Program, through funding from “The Gordon Bodek Program in Urban Studies for Enhancing Dialogue, Inquiry, and Public Sensitivity about Interracial and Interfaith Relations” seeks to encourage outstanding undergraduate research on issues related to this topic. The Gordon Bodek Prize will be awarded annually to a student in any of the undergraduate departments and schools at Penn for the best paper addressing issues of interracial and interfaith relations.

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