Student Resources

The Greg and Susan Walker Endowment for Student Research in Earth & Environmental Science

Call for Proposals

The Greg and Susan Walker Endowment was established in 2006 to provide resources to enable students in programs of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania to pursue independent research projects as part of their undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Proposals will be considered as they are submitted, ordinarily at the beginning of each academic term. Proposals will be reviewed, and funding decisions reached, by a committee of faculty and staff convened by the Department of Earth & Environmental Science.

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Faculty Wellness Partners for SAS Graduate Students

SAS is pleased to announce the creation of Faculty Wellness Partners for Graduate Students—a new program that provides graduate students with the opportunity to meet privately with select faculty members who have been trained to discuss the particular challenges of graduate school and to refer students to Penn’s many wellness resources.

Faculty Wellness Partners are available to provide a sounding board for graduate students as they navigate relationships with advisors, issues within departments or labs, and a range of other concerns about graduate school life. They can offer support with the challenges of conducting research, time-management, balancing expectations, optimizing work/life balance, and problem-solving. Faculty Wellness Partners will be available to provide guidance for SAS students as they negotiate their academic and professional careers. Typically, we will meet with students from 1-3 times, for 30 minutes each.

Six Faculty Wellness Partners, two from each division (Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences) have been appointed; graduate students are free to contact a faculty member within or outside their own division.

Request an Appointment with a Faculty Wellness Partner