Penn Graduate Student Center

Navigating the Grant

About Navigating the Grant

Navigating the Grant seeks to help doctoral students be successful in the grant process through workshops and resources. This program is cosponsored by Penn Graduate Student Center and GAPSA.

Peer-to-Peer Grant Advising Program


Additional Funding

International Center for Research on Women: 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now soliciting nominations for the 2017-2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.

The Award winner, a Ph.D. graduate student, will receive $8,500 and the student’s dissertation advisor will receive $1,500. The sum awarded to the student may be used to help fund ongoing research and associated education costs. It is expected that the sum should also help fund travel expenses related to the Award for both the student and the advisor, including a presentation from the dissertation when the Award period has concluded.

The student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW’s mission to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty. Our main thematic focus areas include violence, rights and inclusion; women’s economic empowerment; and global health, youth and development. A full list of frequently asked questions can be found here.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31, 2017.

For more information on eligibility criteria and requirements for submitting an application, click here.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities


2018-2019 Forum on STUFF  


Application Deadline: October 15, 2017



The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities on the general theme of Stuff. The fellowship is open to untenured junior scholars who have received or will receive their Ph.D. (the only eligible terminal degree) between December 2009 and December 2017. You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2017 to be eligible.


Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for educational curriculum building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible).



Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence during the fellowship year: August 1 - May 31). Stipend: $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $3,000 research fund.

For full fellowship guidelines, the downloadable application, and the Stuff topic description:

Other University Events

Part-Time Position with CURF

Thursday, June 01, 2017

 Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF, seeks a current graduate student or graduating grad student to work part-time as a CURF Fellow beginning in May 2017 through Summer 2018. Despite our name, CURF advises graduate students on fellowship opportunities (e.g., CURF is Penn’s Institutional Endorser for the Fulbright Award for graduate students, graduating seniors, and alumni) and seeks to expand our outreach to graduate students. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in career opportunities in student services or alternative academic paths.

Event Archives

Navigating the Grant Fall Conference 2014

Navigating the Grant International Student Workshop 2014

Common Room Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 10AM - 5PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

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