Penn Global Research Institutes

The Penn Global Research Institutes (PGRI) provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct research abroad alongside Penn faculty during the summer.

Program features and facts:

  • Work as part of a small research team abroad made up of Penn students, a Penn faculty PI, and local community members and researchers to address major global challenges

  • Gain access to hands-on research experience in the field as well as mentorship and training opportunities to support you in presenting, publishing, and continuing your research 

  • Receive funding to offset all summer research project and travel expenses

Details and deadlines for opportunities vary by each institute. Interested in receiving reminders and information about future years and programs? You are invited to join our mailing list to receive program information, updates, and application timelines.

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