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. 

Global Policy Course Enrichment Grants

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. Applications for the current round of funding close on May 1. Click here to apply.

International Visitors Grant Program

Members of the Penn community - faculty, research centers, institutes, programs, and student groups - can apply for funding of up to $3,500 to bring an international policy visitor to campus from abroad. 

Workshop Grants for Penn Faculty

This programs supports Penn faculty from any school or discipline to collaborate with Perry World House on one- to two-day academic workshops, with support of up to $20,000 available.  Applications for the current round of funding close on May 1. Click here to apply.

Lightning Scholars

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 24, 2020.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

We offer a range of postdoctoral fellowship programs related to our research areas. Applications for our 2020-21 postdoctoral fellowships closed on January 24, 2020.

Borders and Boundaries Postdoctoral FellowshipsOur Borders and Boundaries Project is looking to fill two one-year, renewable postdoctoral fellow positions. 

Global Innovation Program Postdoctoral FellowshipsEvery year, we bring several postdoctoral fellows to campus to work on our two main research themes

Penn Identity and Conflict Lab Postdoctoral FellowshipThe 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-Foreign Affairs Emerging Scholars Prize

In 2020, we've partnered with Foreign Affairs  for the Perry World House-Foreign Affairs Policy Prize. This $10,000 prize encourages non-tenured scholars to translate their own academic work to be more accessible to a broader policy audience. Applications close on May 4, 2020.