Deadline: Penn Undergraduate Climate Action Grants (P-UCAG) March 18, 2014
Penn’s Climate Action Plan aims to keep Penn at the forefront of addressing global climate change by supporting undergraduate research in any academic field related to sustainability. Projects that lead to environmentally sustainable programs and policies, contribute to scientific innovations related to sustainability, or deepen our understanding of the social, cultural, artistic, and humanistic aspects of sustainability are encouraged, provided the research is conducted under the direction of a Penn faculty member. Projects in other related fields that support the goals outlined in Penn’s Climate Action Plan are also welcome.
Deadline: College Alumni Society Research Grant March 18, 2014
costs of research projects during the summer or following academic year. Eligibility is limited to freshmen, sophomores or juniors in the College.
Deadline: Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Research Grant March 18, 2014
The Hassenfeld Foundation Social Impact Research Grant has been established to provide support to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are undertaking innovative research or social entrepreneurship projects or internships with potential for real-world outcomes and significant social impact. It is expected that through this experience student recipients will develop a deeper understanding of our increasingly interconnected world – within the US and beyond – as well as a greater appreciation of the challenges facing society.
Deadline: Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards March 18, 2014
Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Seltzer W’78 and his wife Annie, the Penn Libraries is proud to offer digital media project awards for up to five students. Each award will provide to $1,000 for the purchase of hardware or technology (with nominal spending on software and supplies). Funds cannot be used for other purposes such as travel. Students will have exclusive use of the purchased items for one year, after which time the items will return to the Weigle Information Commons for general use. These awards include special consideration for students enrolled in the Huntsman Program. Examples of technology items purchased by previous award winners include: video cameras, audio recorders, virtual reality camera peripherals, microphones, scanners, video lighting and mobile devices. Previous winners have created video documentaries, compiled audio interviews, and conducted qualitative research projects.
Each recipient is expected to submit a copy of the completed project (if feasible) and a brief reflection statement at the end of the project year. Awards will be announced after April 1 and winners are finalize purchasing plans by May 1. Open to all Penn undergraduates. For more information, please visit http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicideas/seltzeraward.html.
Deadline: Gelfman International Summer Fund March 18, 2014
The Gelfman International Summer Fund has been established by Robert W. Gelfman (Wharton ’53) to create opportunities for personally enriching international research and/or service for students in the summer between their junior and senior year. The Fund is expected to cover two or three students each summer. Penn juniors from any of Penn’s undergraduate schools and in any discipline are eligible.