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Research Grants

Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards

Spring 2014 deadline is April 1, 2014, 4:00pm

Application form

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

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