Penn Policy

  • Washington University in St. Louis
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Washington University in St. Louis invites scholars who study the residential and institutional determinants of STEM inequalities to submit applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. The 12-month appointment begins as early as Aug 1, 2018 and can be renewed for a second year upon satisfactory review of the fellow’s professional accomplishments. The fellow will work under the supervision of Odis Johnson Jr., a professor in the departments of education and sociology. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in education or sociology and background in researching school discipline effects, and how they relate to STEM fields according to race, gender, place and their intersections. As part of an anticipated NSF award, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for assisting in the analysis of national surveys from the NCES/IES. Candidates must have strong statistical skills and experience with the software programs, HLM, STATA, SPSS and/or R. Applicants with experience merging databases are preferred.
    Fellows are expected to be in residence during the fellowship period and to participate in the intellectual life of the departments of education and/or sociology along with other units of Washington University relevant to the Fellow’s research and teaching interests. In addition to co-facilitating one course during your appointment, primary duties are the pursuit of original research with the guidance of the faculty supervisor and project administrative tasks.
    Required Qualifications
    Candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree after July 1, 2015. For candidates finishing their Ph.D. in 2018, all requirements of the degree must be finished no later than September 1, 2018.
    Salary Range
    Fellows receive a salary of $53,000 per year, plus benefits; and yearly funding for research/travel.

    Date posted: 5/31/2018 | View listing


  • Perry World House
    May 31, 2018

    This competitive program is intended for all graduate students from any School or department who have demonstrated a serious interest in exploring world affairs in depth during their time at Penn. This program is for students who want to complement their engagement in global affairs within a vibrant community of scholars, students, and visitors while also developing professional skills relevant to shaping policy. Students will receive a $1,000 stipend for their participation in this program.

    Date posted: 5/4/2018 | View listing


  • National Science Foundation
    May 4, 2018

    The Division of Graduate Education announces the continuation of the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). GRIP provides professional development to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellows (referred to as "Fellows") through internships developed in partnership with federal agencies (see for a current list of partner agencies). Through GRIP, Fellows participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the guidance of host research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories. GRIP enhances the Fellows' professional skills, professional networks, and preparation for a wide array of career options. The sponsor agencies benefit by engaging Fellows in applied projects, helping to develop a highly skilled U.S. workforce in areas of national need.

    Through GRIP, Fellows benefit from partnerships developed by NSF and other federal agencies to provide internship opportunities. Internship details for each partner agency differ and are available through links to agency websites. As additional agencies develop internship partnerships with NSF, updates will be made to the GRIP website (

    Date posted: 4/27/2018 | View listing