SUNFEST at Penn
Please, read the instructions below before applying. The deadline for application is February 24, 2017.
The SUNFEST application consists of the following:
- Personal data, educational background, Research interest (see sample projects)
- Names and emails of two references (recommendation letters need to be sent separately; see below)
- One page research statement explaining your interest in the program and career goals.
- Your resume
- Your transcript (an unofficial transcript can be submitted; however, when accepted you will need to send us an official transcript before the start of the program). If you don't have a pdf file of your transcript you can mail it directly to the address below.
- NOTE: These three files need to be uploaded as pdf files at the time of your application. (1) your resume; (2) one page research statement and career goals; (3) if available as pdf your transcript.
The two letters of recommendation can be mailed directly by the recommender in a sealed/signed envelope, or can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line "Recommendation SUNFEST: Your name." Ask the recommender to use one of these form letters: Sunfest-Recommendation (MS Word) | Sunfest-Recommendation (PDF). If the letters are sent by regular mail, send them to the following address:
Jan Van der Spiegel
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6390
Requirements for Admission
All applicants must be a U.S. citizens or have permanent residency status. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Successful applicants will be notified during the first week of April.