Student Grants

FUND YOUR BIG IDEA with a Kleinman student grant. Grants are offered four times per year in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, and are open to individual students as well as student groups.

 

What We Fund

  • Research. Get the resources you need for research.
  • Travel. Fund travel to a conference or event.**
  • Internships. Unpaid internship? Apply for a stipend.
  • Events. Organize an event on-campus or beyond.
  • Projects. Launch a new project with the supplies you need.
  • Other. We welcome your energy policy idea. Tell us about it.


Deadlines

The application period for FALL 2017 is NOW OPEN. The deadline for FALL 2017 applications is October 1st, 2017.

Applications will be reviewed four times per year following these submission deadlines:

  • Spring 2017: February 1st
  • Summer 2017: April 15th
  • Fall 2017: October 1st
  • Winter 2017: December 1st

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within 15 days of the submission deadline.

 

Policies

Please carefully review the following grant policies BEFORE submitting a funding request:

  • All grants must be prospective. Expenses incurred prior to funding approval will not be reimbursed.
  • If you are requesting funds for reimbursement of out-of-pocket travel expenses, you may only be eligible to receive a taxable award.
  • Funding decisions are based on funding availability, student eligibility, completeness of application, and energy policy relevance. 
  • Grants are available to students at the University of Pennsylvania only. Students must be in good academic and financial standing with the University.
  • Students are eligible to receive one grant per academic year.
  • International travel related to a Kleinman Center grant must be registered with the Global Activites Registry (GAR): https://global.upenn.edu/gar  
    NOTE: Penn requires advanced approval for undergraduates traveling to regions on Penn’s list of heightened risk regions. You can find the list and the policy here: http://global.upenn.edu/global-resources/travel-safety. If you are traveling to a heightened risk region, please seek approval prior to submitting a grant request.
  • Requests for grants to support opportunities offered by other organizations are contingent upon meeting all related policies and requirements.

 

To apply, complete the application form below with all requested information:

You must apply directly for this position/program BEFORE submitting a grant request.
You must apply directly for this position/program AND receive an offer BEFORE submitting a grant request.
Please also attach an itemized budget justification (including any other opportunities for support that you are pursuing). Max file size is 2mb.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html odf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx xml.
Please upload your resume or CV as a PDF or word document. Max file size is 2mb.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: odf pdf doc docx.
Funding Time period
Please specify the start and end dates for which the requested funding will apply.
If funding request is in support of research proposal, please include the name, email and phone number of your faculty advisor.
Please include any additional funding that you are pursuing, indicating if you have received the funding to date. Include amounts and sources.
NOTE: All research projects must be reviewed and approved by a faculty advisor prior to requesting funding. If your proposed project has a research component, please provide the name of your faculty advisor.
NOTE: Penn requires advanced approval for undergraduates traveling to regions on Penn’s list of heightened risk regions. You can find the list and the policy here: http://global.upenn.edu/global-resources/travel-safety. If you are traveling to a heightened risk region, please seek approval prior to submitting a grant request.
Please include the 8-digit number located on your Penn ID card.