Funding Upcoming Deadlines & Opportunities (June 2023)

The Grad Center posts a regular digest of highlighted funding and professional opportunities. External opportunities are shared for informational purposes only and their inclusion herein does not represent an official endorsement by the University. 


Penn Employment Opportunities

To see additional fellowships and award opportunities, visit the CURF Resources for Graduate Students and Grad Center Grants and Fellowships webpages.

Additional individual & student group funding, student employment, and financial assistance can be found in the Graduate Funding & Finances section of the Graduate Resource Guide. Career Services has also compiled a list of various summer funding sources to assist students with professional pursuits during summer months. 

Funding and Professional Opportunities

Family Center Fellows
Deadline: application review begins immediately 
Fellows actively contribute to the Family Center’s mission to serve as hub for information, resources, activities and support students from across the university. Participation as a Family Center Fellow is a great opportunity to gain useful professional and leadership experience, meet new people, explore topics of interests, and contribute to the broader Penn experience. Fellows work closely with Center staff and fellows, and collaborate with other offices and groups across Penn.

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) - Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: June 15
Generous 1-3 year postdoctoral fellowship to conduct independent research that supports the mission of ARL and will lead to the transfer of new science and technology that enhances the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the warfighter in times of both peace and war. Fellows work with scientists and engineers at the Army Research Laboratory in areas such as neuroscience, energetic materials and propulsion, electronics technologies, network sciences, virtual interfaces, and synthetic environments and autonomous systems. 

Huntington Library / Western History Association - Martin Ridge Fellowship
Deadline: June 15
Fellowship of $3,500 to support one month of dissertation or postdoctoral research using materials housed at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, in the study of the North American West as both a frontier and a region. Recipients of the fellowship are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington for one month.

Slavin Family Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: June 15
Grants of $4000 to assist students pursuing independent entrepreneurial projects while still in school. There is no set program for fellows; the Foundation tailors its support to the needs of each recipient. The fellowship offers one year of support.

Career Services PhD Professionalism Fellow
Deadline: June 20
The University of Pennsylvania's Career Services department is seeking a PhD student from any discipline to serve as the PhD Professionalism Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Fellow will lead and manage the Career Exploration Fellowship Program (CEF) for PhD students at Penn as part of a nine-month fellowship opportunity. Login to Handshake to apply.

CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: June 30
Three-year multi-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship program for trainees with Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees interested in clinical and/or translational cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Teach for China Fellowship Program
Deadline: June 30
Teach For China is an educational non-profit program under The Lead Foundation. The fellowship program opens to all Chinese students graduating before July 15, 2023. TFC is hoping to recruit fellows to participate in the two-year teaching program and serve schools in rural areas of the country.

ASLH Cromwell Fellowship
Deadline: July 1
The American Society for Legal History provides fellowships ($5000) to support dissertation research in legal history, particularly during the colonial and early national periods of U.S. history. he Foundation has supported the publication of legal records as well as historical monographs. 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: 2024-5 Grants
Penn Priority Deadline: July 5
Deadline for University Endorsement (required): August 21
Current graduate and professional students and recent masters-level graduates can apply for grants to support 8-12 months of research, graduate study, or teaching abroad in one of over 140 countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to US citizens from all backgrounds. Applicants should be genuinely interested in engaging with diverse populations, and Fulbright encourages applicants representing the US’s racial, ethnic, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and regional diversity. 

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
Penn Priority Deadline: July 5
Deadline for University Endorsement (required): August 21
A partnership of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the NIH Fogarty International Center, Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships carry the same benefits as Fulbright Study/Research grants to a given host country. In addition, the NIH will provide support to the research training site. For the 2024-2025 academic year, Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship placements will be available in Vietnam, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, Nepal, Jamaica, and Peru. Prospective applicants should review the country page for the host country of interest as degree requirements, research focus, and affiliation vary by country.

Harvard University Society of Fellows Program
Deadline (for advisor nomination): August 1 
Three-year fellowship to support dissertation completion and postdoctoral research in any department of the University. Fellows undertake sustained projects of research or other original work, or may devote their time to the acquisition of accessory disciplines, so as to prepare themselves for the investigation of problems lying between conventional fields. Fellows are required to be in residence in Cambridge or neighboring communities during the academic year and to attend the weekly lunches and dinners. They are expected to work full-time in the office or lab space provided to them by the University during term time

National Research Council  RAP Postdoctoral Associateships
Deadlines: August 1; November 1
The National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program (RAP) offers a range of postdoctoral opportunities in science and engineering for independent research compatible with the interests of sponsoring laboratories and affiliated institutions. Current opportunities can be found on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Participating Agencies List. Citizenship requirements, program length, and details vary by lab and agency. 

Penn Employment Opportunities

Recent graduates interested in pursuing a full-time employment opportunity at Penn are encouraged to review opportunities listed on the Careers@Penn website.

Recent opportunities include: 

New and continuing students - see student employment opportunities listed in the section above and learn more about student employment at Penn on the following sites: 


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