Andrea Mitchell Center Undergraduate Research Grants 2018-19


  • 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
  • Application Link: CURF website


The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy will award up to 10 undergraduate research fellowships for projects to be begun in the summer of 2018 and completed during the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Students may receive grants of up to $2500 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.  Grants may be combined with funding from other programs.  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 2018-2019 academic year.  Work may involve travel to libraries, archives, field or interview sites, or other institutions. 

Partnership with Latin American and Latino Studies: Students doing projects on Latino America and/or Latino politics in the United States can also apply and will receive additional advisory support from the Latin America and Latino Studies program. For specific information contact LALS at

All grant recipients are required to participate in bi-monthly seminars during the academic year, which will include discussions of research issues and strategies as well as scholarly presentations on the program’s themes. They will be welcome to attend the Mitchell Center’s faculty workshop and conference sessions featuring leading scholars from around the world.  All grant recipients are also required to give an oral presentation on their completed research at the Mitchell Center Undergraduate Conference near the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2018. Applications should be made via the CURF website. For further information, contact Matthew Roth, Administrator of the Andrea Mitchell Center, at