Turner-Schulman Undergraduate Fellowships

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2021-2022 Academic Year
Opened: September 13, 2021
Rolling submissions

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) will award undergraduate research fellowships for projects starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. This CFA has a rolling submission; there is no deadline.

Students may receive grants for up to $1,000 of research expenses. All full-time Penn undergraduate students enrolled in any school who wish to undertake research in the social sciences relating to race, ethnicity or immigration in the United States or in other countries are eligible to apply.  CSERI research support may be combined with funding from other programs.

Funding can be applied toward one of two goals:

  1. Research that will contribute to the writing of a senior thesis or the completion of an independent study course during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Work may involve travel to library, archival, field or interview sites; data acquisition; transcription costs; etc. Applications must include a 2-page proposal with a budget outline and a letter of support from the student’s thesis advisor or professor.
  2. Research assistantships (RAs) on faculty-directed projects.  RA applications should include a short letter from the student indicating why they are interested in pursuing research in this field and a letter from the supervising professor describing the RA’s research duties and hourly rate/working hours.  (Funding for assistantships will be directed to the account of the supervising professor).

Applications should be made via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/94434

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2021, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Awardees will be invited to attend CSERI’s faculty workshops and conferences with leading scholars from around the world. All grant recipients must be prepared to present their completed research at an undergraduate seminar or poster presentation hosted by CSERI.

For further information, contact Anne Kalbach, CSERI Administrator, at akalbach@sas.upenn.edu.

Partnership with Latin American and Latino Studies: Students conducting projects in the social sciences on race, ethnicity and immigration in Latin America and/or Latino politics in the United States can also apply and receive additional advisory support from the Latin America and Latino Studies program. For specific information, contact the LALS program at lals@sas.upenn.edu.