PHD Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania (All Expenses Paid) | Application Deadline: May 1, 2016


Greetings! On September 29 to October 1, 2016, we will hold the first ever Penn Honors Diversity (PHD) Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This Symposium, co-organized by many of the PhD programs at Penn, will emphasize student diversity. It aims to particularly attract underrepresented students (especially sophomores and juniors) at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states who are interested in learning more about graduate school.

The PHD Symposium is a two-day plus program designed to provide a venue for the students to (a) network with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, (b) learn from them about cutting-edge research and PhD training opportunities here at Penn, (c) present their work to faculty and students in a poster session, and (d) attend workshops and seminars about the admissions process, funding opportunities, life as a graduate student, etc.

We hope to host 100 students and 30 program directors. The application is now open. Applicants from the Mid-Atlantic states are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to students from surrounding undergraduate institutions within a 4 hour drive or train ride. All expenses will be paid for accepted students and invited programs directors/faculty. The deadline for online application is May 1, 2016, and acceptances will be announced by the end of May. Additional information will follow soon. For more information, please contact us at

We hope that you will recommend this opportunity to your students. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us at

Full information, including the online application, is available on the website at