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Perry World House offers a broad range of grant and fellowship opportunities for students and scholars alike.
Each academic year, we offer a variety of opportunities for Penn faculty and scholars, and experts from around the world, to work with us. Together, we advance research on policy-relevant global topics. Take a look at the grants and other support available below.
Penn faculty can apply for funding to make their teaching more policy-relevant, with grants available to design a new course, invite guest speakers, and more.
Members of the Penn community - faculty, research centers, institutes, programs, and student groups - can apply for funding of up to $1,000 to bring an international policy visitor to Penn from abroad, using virtual learning, programming, and engagement strategies. Applications are open on a rolling basis.
This program brings untenured, but tenure-track, faculty at either the assistant or associate level from around the world to Philadelphia for a semester or year of writing, fellowship, and bridging the gap between academia and the policy world. Applications closed on January 19, 2021.
We offer a range of postdoctoral fellowship programs related to our research areas. Applications for our 2021-22 postdoctoral fellowships closed on January 10, 2021.
Borders and Boundaries Postdoctoral Fellowships: Our Borders and Boundaries Project is looking to fill two one-year, renewable postdoctoral fellow positions.
Global Innovation Program Postdoctoral Fellowships: Every year, we bring several postdoctoral fellows to campus to work on our two main research themes.
Penn Identity and Conflict Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Penn Identity and Conflict Lab (PIC) is dedicated to addressing a range of critical questions on inter-group conflict.
Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars
Apply to Become or Nominate a Visiting Fellow: Our Visiting Fellows come from around the world to Penn, bringing expertise from government, international institutions, think thanks, and boardrooms.
Apply to Become or Nominate a Visiting Scholar: Our Visiting Scholars program brings distinguished academics and renowned thought leaders to Penn to collaborate on research.
Perry World House Faculty Fellows
Applications are now open for our inaugural cohort of Faculty Fellows. This program will deepen the collaboration between faculty members across all of Penn’s 12 schools and Perry World House by providing robust support for global-policy relevant faculty research and engagement. Learn more about how to apply by March 31, 2021.
We encourage undergraduate students from across Penn's four Schools to apply for our Undergraduate Essay Prize. The goal of the prize is to spotlight the most robust and insightful undergraduate writing and analysis about the ways policy can address contemporary world challenges. Applications closed on April 11, 2021.
This year, we've again partnered with Foreign Affairs for the Perry World House-Foreign Affairs Emerging Scholars Policy Prize. This $10,000 prize encourages scholars to translate their own academic work to be more accessible to a broader policy audience. Applications now close on May 16, 2021.