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.
Deadline: Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program March 18, 2014
Information Session: Fulbright Scholar Program March 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 3:00 PM
Fireside Room, 2nd Floor, 3601 Locust Walk
What, why, how and when to apply for a Fulbright!
Come learn how CURF can help you in the application process for the Fulbright Scholar Program. This edition will be targeted primarily at doctoral students.
Fellowships 101 March 20, 2014
March 20, 1:00 PM
Fireside Lounge, 2nd Floor, The ARCH
Come learn the basics about postgraduate fellowships—what they are and how you can apply for them. We will discuss the various opportunities that exist, and as the majority of these fund programs in the United Kingdom, we will talk about British universities and graduate life in the UK. We’ll also talk about the daunting process of picking which programs you want to apply for. We will outline the major fellowships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, Fulbright) and describe the timeline for application to each; we’ll also discuss other fellowships and some Penn-specific opportunities such as the Thouron Award. Perhaps most importantly, there will be ample time for you to ask us all your questions about any aspect of the fellowship process.
Should you decide to pursue postgraduate fellowships, this info session will be your first stop in the application process. Students are expected to attend a Fellowships 101 session before scheduling individual fellowships consultations at CURF.