CURF helps Penn undergraduates pursue independent research through personal Research Consultations and administration of competitive research grants.
As one of the world’s leading research universities, Penn has a broad array of faculty conducting cutting-edge research in all disciplines. CURF helps Penn undergraduates become involved in research by helping you identify resources, narrow your search, and shape your initial inquiries so you can find appropriate faculty mentors and research funding.
The best place to start is CURF’s Research Directory, where Penn faculty and researchers have posted research projects in which undergraduates may participate. You may find a researcher who is conducting research that intrigues you. Even if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, reviewing the Directory will help you see how faculty describe their projects, which should help you as you begin the process of shaping your own research questions.
After you’ve reviewed the Research Directory, call the CURF office at (215) 746-6488 to make an appointment for a Research Consultation.