Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships:
The South Asia Center offers a limited number of graduate and undergraduate FLAS fellowships both for the academic year and summer. Please see http://www.sas.upenn.edu/flas for more information, and to apply online.
American Institute of Indian Studies Summer Language Program
AIIS offers intensive, immersion-based training in modern and classical South Asian languages at multiple sites in India. Visit their Language Study website for more information.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for Graduate Study for New Americans
Eligible Fellows are New Americans. Each year the fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in three installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow. For more information please visit their website.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
A U.S. Department of Education program that provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. For more information, visit their website.
Named in honor of Dr. William Fontaine, professor of philosophy and the first African-American to become a fully affiliated professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the Fontaine Fellowship has been used to advance the University’s goals related to diversity. Originally restricted to U.S. students from groups “traditionally and historically underrepresented” in higher education — specifically African American, Native American, and Hispanic students – diversity is now more broadly defined to include economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students, and others from backgrounds underrepresented in a specific discipline or field. For more information, visit their website.
Dissertation Research Fellowships
Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (Fulbright DDRA)
IMPORTANT - this application has two deadlines ( currently suspended pending Federal funding). website.
Fulbright International Institute of Education (Fulbright IIE)
IMPORTANT - this application has two deadlines - 1) internal deadline within University of Pennsylvania around mid-September and 2) external Fulbright deadline around mid-October. Any graduate students interested should contact Chryl Shipman at CURF well in advance of the deadline for important registration (and other) information: firstname.lastname@example.org. website.
IHR Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
Application normally due between mid-November through mid-January. website.
American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Fellowship
IMPORTANT - This application is due very early, normally July 1st. website.
Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC-IDRF)
Application normally due early to mid-November. website.
Wenner Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Application normally due around November 1st. website.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Application normally due around November 15th. website.
Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Useful Penn databases for internal and external fellowship searches are