Other Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Internal Funding

GAPSA Grants and Related Funding

This website, sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) is an extremely useful resource for graduate students of Penn.  It lists a host of funding opportunities from individual grants to group/event funding.  Some of the grants available for graduate students include the following:  Research Student Travel Grant (up to $800); Professional Student Travel Grant (up to $700); President Gutmann Leadership Award (up to $2000); and GAPSA Provost Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Innovation (up to $6,000).

Perry World House Graduate Fellowship - This program is intended for graduate students from any School or department who have demonstrated a serious interest in researching world affairs in depth and whose work connects broadly with Perry World House’s research themes. Graduate students will receive a $3,000 stipend, write a policy-relevent research paper, and participate in Perry World House activities geared towards fostering an inquiry-driven community of diverse scholars.

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) Research Grant - This center will award a number of graduate fellowships for research expenses and travel undertaken in the 2018-2019 academic year. Students may receive reimbursement for up to $2,000 for full-time Penn graduate students enrolled in any school whose research focuses on social science approaches to race, ethnicity, or immigration in the United States.

The Kleinmen Center for Energy Policy - The Kleinmen Center offers many resources, from internships, jobs, to grants, and other interesting opportunities related to energy policy.

*Global Internships Program - Penn’s Global Internships Program offers amazing opportunities for summer internships abroad, as well as scholarships to offset some of the related costs.

*Penn Museum - The Penn Museum provides internships, research funds, and other opportunities for Penn students interested in anthropology, archeology, and the Penn museum.  For more information, visit.

Leboy-Davies Graduate Award - The Leboy-Davies Graduate Award is open to graduate students seeking research or travel funding for work related to women’s health, well-being and educational equality. The award provides up to $4000 in funding.  Application deadline is in March.

*Career Services Summer Funding - Career Services funds unfunded or under-funded summer opportunities for students, including travel or living expenses. The funds reach a maximum of $3000. Preference will be given to undergraduates, but graduate students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline is in March.

Boren Language Fellowship through CURF - This fellowship offers funding opportunities for US graduate students to study less commonly taught languages from regions that are underrepresented in study abroad and yet are critical to the United States. In return, fellows commit to working in the federal government for a year or more after they graduate.


External Funding

*Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund - This endowment fund provides grants to individuals who volunteer or intern for progressive social action projects, ranging from $500 to $1500.

*Jessica Jennifer Cohen Foundation Fund - This fund provides financial assistance for young adults to perform community service.


*Also available for undergraduates