SASgov Travel Grant (Fall Application Window Now Open- Closes Nov 4, 2019.)
SASGov's Travel Grant is mainly designed to help defray the cost of travel for doctoral students presenting at academic conferences. This grant funds travel taking place between August 1 and December 31, 2019.
Up to $300 for domestic travel
Up to $400 for international travel
To apply, click here SASGov Travel Grant Form
Questions? Contact email@example.com
These amounts are not guaranteed and are awarded very selectively after being reviewed by the SASgov Finance Committee when the application period ends. Because funds are limited, we encourage graduate students to apply to multiple funding sources such as the ones listed on this page. Only enrolled doctoral students at the School of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply.
The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee. Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime. Mrs. Liebmann's primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.
Fellowships are available to students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America.Undergraduate students are no longer qualified candidates.
The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.
The candidate may be of any national descent or background.
The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board, and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon.
The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.
Fellowships are awarded annually. Each Fellow MUST APPLY FOR A RENEWAL of his or her fellowship by March 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded. (No reminder will be sent by the Fund or by the University of Pennsylvania). Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years.
Awarded fellowships may not be deferred.
A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules, or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly. The Fund is the sole arbiter of this term and the University of Pennsylvania takes no stance and will provide no mediation.
Penn Application Instructions:
This internal Penn application requires 2 letters of recommendation from professors who have taught or worked closely with you. Please visit the Letter of Recommendation Request form as soon as possible so as to give your recommenders ample time to submit letters of recommendation before the December 1 Penn Deadline. Penn will require a letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair if you are nominated.
Please combine the following into one PDF:
1. A completed version of this document. For now you may omit the financial aid information and tax returns.
2. Most current CV
3. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. Copy of graduate exam scores, or a statement explaining why these were not needed.
5. A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.
Once that is prepared, visit the Penn Internal Fellowships Application to submit your application.
Please note that official transcripts, official copies of test scores, FAFSA, School Financial Aid Summary and tax returns (along with a letter from the Dean of your Graduate School or your Department Chair) will only be required if you are chosen as one of the three institutional nominees.
Dr. Aaron Olson
For more information or to apply, see Penn's Dolores Zorab Liebmann Fellowship page.
Position: Graduate Fellow 2019-2020
Department: Career Services, University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Student/Postdoc Team
Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania is a centralized office that serves undergraduates, graduate students, alumni of Penn programs, and postdocs. The Graduate Student/Postdoc Team serves graduate students, graduate alumni, and postdocs in humanities, social sciences, STEM, and professional programs. Our goal is to meet the diverse career needs of this population through one-on-one advising, workshops and networking events, experiential opportunities, and by connecting with employers. We focus on creating and implementing innovative approaches to helping graduate students/postdocs in their professional development. An overview of resources for doctoral students and postdocs can be found here: https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/phdpostdoccareers.php
Each year we hire a PhD student to develop and expand on our PhD Externship program that provides the opportunity for students to gain brief, immersive experiences in jobs within academic administration and the non-profit sector to help them gain marketable skills and explore career options. Each new PhD fellow working on this project has supported our goal of growing this program to include more campus hosts, and, most recently, to include off-campus hosts for the first time, and to have more PhD students serve as externs. We are excited to see what new approaches can be taken to make this a meaningful, relevant, and dynamic experience for students engaged in career exploration.
We are seeking a doctoral student from any discipline who would like to take an active role in learning about and highlighting career options for PhDs, and who wants to make a positive impact as part of our team of graduate student/postdoc career advisors. Candidates who can bring a high level of enthusiasm for supporting graduate students and postdocs across campus are encouraged to apply. Skill in writing for a broad audience, event planning, relationship building, organization/time-management, and a willingness to learn are required; general knowledge of the University and support services is preferred.
Projects and responsibilities:
· Support the continued development and growth of a newly developed externship program for PhDs providing brief practical experiences in academic administration, with a strategic plan to move towards establishing opportunities in other non-faculty career paths of interest.
· Assist with expanding the externship program, including Penn and non-Penn opportunities
· Devise and implement new strategies for increasing student interest in and applications for the externship program
· Develop ideas for additional experiential activities and career simulations that will benefit the doctoral students and postdocs that we serve.
· Assist with online resource development, write and develop content for website, social media and other resources.
· Attend occasional team meetings.
Hours and Compensation: the Career Services Grad Fellow works for Career Services on an hourly basis. The fellow will receive $15 per hour. The fellow is expected to work 8-12 hours per week. Please check with your department to confirm that the income from this position would not affect your funding status; additionally, if you are employed at more than one campus job, you cannot work more than 20 hours per week in total if you are currently enrolled in classes per University policy.
Any student who will be enrolled in a University of Pennsylvania doctoral program in 2019-2020 is eligible to apply. Employment is contingent upon fulfilling responsibilities.
The deadline to apply is September 13th. Apply with resume and cover letter (preferably in single pdf attachment) to Marianne Lipa at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
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About FLAS Fellowships
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or fields of study.
The goals of the fellowship program are:
- To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area or international studies.
- To foster foreign language acquisition and fluency.
- To develop a domestic pool of international experts to meet national needs.
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Title VI National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies, including the international aspects of professional or other fields of study. FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding. Please direct any questions to the FLAS Coordinator of your chosen language.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. Academic Year and Summer FLAS awards are two separate competitions requiring two complete and separate applications.
Students receiving Academic Year Fellowships must be enrolled in full-time study for the duration of the FLAS award and must take one language course and one related area or international studies course each semester. Academic Year Fellows must be admitted to or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at the University of Pennsylvania. FLAS awards may be used in some cases for students participating in official overseas language programs and in very limited cases for dissertators. Please see the FLAS FAQ page or contact the relevant FLAS Coordinator.
Summer Fellowships are for intensive language programs either domestically or abroad and require a separate application from the Academic Year Fellowship (minimum contact hours and duration of summer courses are outlined in the FLAS FAQ section).
In 2019, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies will award up to three (3) grants, each in an amount up to $3,000, to assist Penn graduate students in their research on Korea. Any student enrolled in a graduate degree program at Penn is eligible to apply.
A completed application form and a faculty recommendation letter must be e-mailed to Michelle Silverio <email@example.com> by 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019. Award notifications will be e-mailed by mid-March.
The Wolf Humanities Center announces a Graduate Research Assistantship for the 2019–2020 academic year for a University of Pennsylvania dissertation-level (ABD) student in the humanities whose work pertains to Kinship, the Center's research topic for the year.
See link for more details: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/graduate-research-assistantship
The RAship provides full support for the 2019–20 academic year (tuition plus a stipend of approx. $25,500), and carries membership in the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar on Kinship. Applicants may not be holding other positions and must be in good academic and financial standing with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The RAship is awarded competitively. Semifinalists are interviewed on campus in March/April as part of the selection process. Application deadline: March 20, 2019.
The half-time position requires 15–20 hours per week of service in a variety of functions:
- Assist the administrative staff of the Wolf Humanities Center and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities in carrying out general business. Requires some evenings and, rarely, weekends to help staff events.
- Staff and participate in the weekly Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar and the bi-weekly Price Lab Mellon DH Seminar.
- Serve as the lead organizer of a one-day conference or symposium related to the theme of Kinship.
- Complete the following information and upload to our secure server as a single PDF:
- Cover letter expressing interest in the RAship.
- Project title, 125-word (max.) abstract.
- Project proposal (500 words) describing the research to be carried out during the course of the year and its relation to the Wolf Humanities Center's 2018-2019 theme, Kinship.
- Curriculum vitae and scan of unofficial Penn course transcript.
- Also required is one confidential letter of recommendation from either your dissertation director or your graduate chair. Please ask your referee to upload that letter to our secure server no later than March 20, 2019. (Letters should not be emailed.)
Call for Applications, 2019–2020
Research Topic: Kinship
Application deadline: March 20, 2019
See link for more details: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/fellowships/penn-graduate-student-resea...
The Wolf Humanities Center is currently offering two one-year research fellowships at $2500 each to Penn graduate students in the humanities who are ABD. Students should be conducting dissertation research related to the Center's theme for the year in which the award is granted. Fellows are required to attend the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar, held Tuesdays from noon–1:50pm* during the academic year, and present their work at one of the sessions. Seminar members also include postdoctoral fellows, faculty from Penn and regional universities, and the Center's director and topic director.
Two $2500 fellowships are available for Penn ABD graduate students in the humanities whose dissertation research relates to Kinship, the Center's topic for 2019-20.
To apply, please provide the following information:
- Your name and department
- Project Title
- Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
- Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
- Up-to-date c.v.
Please submit all information to our secure online server as a single PDF, naming your file <your Last name_First name.pdf> (e.g., Franklin_Ben.pdf)
- One confidential letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor or graduate chair. Please ask your referee to upload their letter to our secure server no later than the application deadline, March 20, 2019.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2019-2020 Academic Year
Application Deadline: Fri. March 15, 2019
See link for more details: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/andrea-mitchell-center/fellowships#gradfellows...
The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy will award 3 graduate fellowships during the 2018-2019 academic year to Penn graduate students with approved prospectuses for dissertation topics in any discipline relevant to the study of democracy, its theory or practice, or related topics of citizenship and constitutional government.
The Mitchell Center Graduate Fellowship will provide for the graduate student’s tuition and annual stipend during the 2019-2020 academic year. Recipients will also be compensated for administrative work done for the Program.
Funds are provided through a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and the Mary and David Boies Family Fund. The recipients are expected to assist in organizing an interdisciplinary Mitchell Center Graduate Student Workshop in which graduate students from Penn and surrounding institutions may present pertinent research. They will be expected to attend the Mitchell Center Faculty Workshop series and conferences and may also be asked to provide administrative support for these events.
Applicants should send:
1) a CV
2) a description of their dissertation’s aim, current status, and further research plans
(not to exceed five double-spaced pages)
3) a copy of their transcript
4) a letter of endorsement from their Dissertation Supervisor.
Please send applications in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail hard copies to:
Mitchell Center Administrator
College Hall 208
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Questions concerning the Mitchell Center Graduate Fellowships should be directed to Matthew Roth at email@example.com, phone 215-573-4881.