Penn CURF Andrea Mitchell Centre Undergraduate Research Grants 2023

The Andrea Mitchell Centre for the Study of Democracy will award undergraduate research fellowships for projects to be begun in the summer of 2023 and completed during the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Penn CURF Andrea Mitchell Centre Undergraduate Research Grants is open for US citizens and non-US citizens. Students may receive grants of up to $3000 for research expenses. Grants may be combined with funding from other programs.


Grants Sponsor(s): Penn CURF, USA

Host Institution(s): Andrea Mitchell Centre, USA

Grants Worth: Up to $3000 for research expenses

Number of Awards: 10


Study Level: Undergraduates

Nationality: Domestic & International students

Andrea Mitchell Centre Undergraduate Research Grants | DETAILS

Students may receive grants of up to $3000 for research expenses.  All full-time Penn undergraduate students enrolled in any school who wish to undertake research pertinent to any dimension of democracy, its practice or theory, as well as the related themes of citizenship and constitutional government, are eligible to apply.

Applicants are expected but not required to conduct research that will contribute to the writing of a Senior Essay or the completion of an independent study course during the 2023-2024 academic year.  Work may involve travel to libraries, archives, field or interview sites, or other institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Penn CURF Andrea Mitchell Centre Undergraduate Research Grants, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applications should be made via the CURF website.  For further information, contact Matthew Roth, Administrator of the Andrea Mitchell Center, at [email protected].

Please prepare the following documents as PDFs.  Transcripts must be non-secured versions; secured versions prevent us from reading your application and thus will cause your application to be refused.

  • Research Statement. A statement not exceeding 1000 words describing the aims and rationale for the research project related to some dimension of “Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism” that you wish to undertake. Indicate as concretely as possible your preliminary research plans.
  • A preliminary budget of your research expenses. Appropriate items include research travel, housing, food, and phone costs, book and document costs, fees to use archives, survey costs, etc.
  • An UNSECURED copy of your Path@Penn transcript (print a PDF or take a screenshot from your browser window).
  • V. or Resume (optional).

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

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