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University Fellowships Office
The University Fellowships Office is the place to learn about research opportunities and support here at Penn State and how to apply for competitive national and international scholarships. For up-to-date information, visit the Undergraduate Research website for a list of events and deadlines on all campuses.

Scholarships, Awards, and  Funding

Curious about undergraduate research? Thinking of getting started soon? The Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education has a great series of webinars for students on how to get started with research! Register now for the events below

July 8 - Research and You

July 15 - How to Join the Scholarly Conversation

July 22 - How to Find Research Opportunities and Mentors

July 29 - Introduction to Experimental Design and Basic Statistics

Aug. 5 - Introduction to Quantitative Research

Aug. 5 - Introduction to Quantitative Research *

Aug. 12 - Introduction to Data Management 

Already in research but wanting to sharpen your skills? See what more is out there? The Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education has a great series of webinars for students on how to enhance their research! 

July 9 - Working Remotely with Geospatial Data and Mapping Projects

July 16 - Citation Management Using Mendeley and Zotero

July 16 - Introduction to Systematic Reviews *

July 23 - Statistical Software Choices

July 30 - How to Find and Evaluate Data for Re-Use

Aug. 6 - How to Wrangle Data Using R

Aug. 13 - Introduction to Meta-Analyses


Will you graduate in 2021? Summer 2020 is a great time to learn about the Fulbright Scholar program, which pays for a full year of research or work abroad after graduation.  Read about how to get started. Review the tutorials on their different programs. Attend or review a webinar. The Fulbright Program is one of the most recognized honors worldwide for graduating students.  Penn State's Undergraduate Fellowship Office can help students with their application.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Did you know you can get your own support for some graduate research studies from the federal government? The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution. These awards are targeted for students interested in scientific research in many fields, including some social and health sciences, but are not open to students seeking health professions degrees. Want to learn more? Contact the University Fellowships Office

During the 4th week of bootcamp we will be discussing what broader impacts is and how to write about them in your statements.

Registration is required.

Date: July 14, 2020, 2:00 pm

The Center for Global Studies 

The CGS core mission is to create a cross-disciplinary center for the creative, impactful, and innovative study of the many complex facets of a globalized world. The center's awards are intended to encourage Penn State faculty and students to engage in cross-disciplinary outreach, research and teaching that will allow for engaged and sustained dialogues on studies of vital importance to understanding key global issues facing all regions across the world. Additional information on CGS funding opportunities can be found at ​​. 


Application for second round of CARES Act student emergency grants now open

Penn State students who incurred qualifying expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency aid in a second round of funding from the University’s share of the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Students who did not receive a grant during the first round can apply now by visiting In order to make as wide of an impact as possible with these funds, students who were awarded a grant in Round 1, as well as those who received emergency support for COVID-19 expenses from the University’s Student Emergency Fund, are not eligible to apply for Round 2 funding.

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