Anthrofest and In Situ

Anthrofest 

Proposals Due: first Friday in February

Conference Date: last Friday in February

Anthrofest is the Penn Anthropology annual undergraduate research conference held on the last Friday in February. Anthrofest brings together undergraduates involved in research across all concentrations in anthropology, as well as faculty and the broader undergraduate and graduate community. Each year the department sends a call for proposals and selects students to present their work. The conference is held on the last Friday in February and is an excellent way to showcase your work to the Penn community while gaining professional experience. Students who participate in the conference are required to submit a paper, once the conference has concluded, which is published in the annual Penn Anthropology undergraduate research journal, In Situ


In Situ 

Submissions Due: second Friday in March

In Situ is the Penn Anthropology undergraduate research journal that is published digitally and in print. All Penn undergraduate students have the opportunity to submit their work to be reviewed for publication in In Situ each year. Historically, the journal has consisted of not only work from anthropology majors and minors but also students doing anthropological work all around campus. You can read all of our past volumes here. In Situ is an excellent way to professionally publish work in a scholarly journal that will be made available through ScholarlyCommons, a site that provides access to a variety of researchers and professionals around the world.

ALL AUTHORS MUST FOLLOW THE Chicago Manual of Style WHEN EDITING THEIR SUBMISSION TO IN SITU.


Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

Application Due: second Friday in March

The undergraduate research fellowship (URF) is an opportunity for sophomore and junior anthropology majors conducting anthropological research to receive funding for their project. Students must email their applications to the undergraduate chair and undergraduate coordinator by the second Friday in March.   

Applications can be downloaded here.

ALL STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE URF FUNDING MUST PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH AT ANTHROFEST THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR, AND CONSEQUENTLY SUBMIT A PAPER TO IN SITU THAT SAME YEAR.