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There are many opportunities to support the students and faculty who make Penn Arts & Sciences outstanding. Our undergraduates our driven by curiosity and passion; our graduate students are tomorrow’s intellectual leaders; and our faculty are are experts and innovators in their fields as well as devoted teachers. Our campus resources and innovative educational programs encourage learning and help to advance research.

Africana Studies

Africana Studies

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriorityThe impact of Africa and the African diasporas on humanityThe Center for Africana Studies at Penn Arts & Sciences, directed by Margo Natalie Crawford, Professor of English and Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for...

Arts & Sciences Annual Fund

Arts & Sciences Annual Fund

Priority  |  SupportPriorityDirect, flexible supportIn a world of increasing complexity, the disciplines that make up the arts and sciences open the doors for inquiry, understanding, and progress. Penn Arts & Sciences provides the foundation for students across...

Center for the Study of Contemporary China

Center for the Study of Contemporary China

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriorityGlobal InfluenceAs China’s global influence steadily grows, so does the importance of understanding this powerhouse in world affairs. The Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CSCC), based in the School of Arts &...

Center for Particle Cosmology

Center for Particle Cosmology

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriority“I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.” - Stephen HawkingThe quest to understand the nature and origins of the universe has inspired some of the greatest minds in science. The...

Faculty Support

Faculty Support

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriorityScholarly ExcellenceThe success of Penn Arts & Sciences — in everything that it does — rests unquestionably on its ability to attract and retain faculty of the highest caliber. Endowed professorships allow both recruiting...

Kelly Writers House

Kelly Writers House

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriorityThe Future of the Writers HouseWhen the Kelly Writers House was established in 1995, our Planning Committee chose Emily Dickinson’s idea of “Possibility” as a founding principle. “Possibility” — for Dickinson and the Writers...

Making a Difference in Global Communities

Making a Difference in Global Communities

Priority  |  SupportPriorityImmersive, interdisciplinary, and experiential learningResponsible scholarship, teaching, and collaboration across the disciplines can turn knowledge into action with demonstrable impact. At Penn Arts & Sciences, the Making a Difference...

RealArts Internships

RealArts Internships

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriorityCreating OpportunitySuccessful careers in the arts and culture require a combination of solid skills, intellectual context, and practical know-how. For many students, the biggest hurdle is finding opportunities to apply their...

The Water Center

The Water Center

Priority  |  Support  |  ContactPriorityUrban Water ChallengesUrban water crises make frequent headlines, with cities like Flint and Newark grappling with water quality issues while Chennai and Cape Town, among others, face water shortages. These crises are...