Thanks to the generosity of Penn Libraries Overseer Jeff Seltzer (W'78) and his wife Annie, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries are able to offer digital media project awards to five students each year. Each award provides a Penn undergraduate with up to $1,000 for the purchase of equipment (both hardware and software) and supplies to support a new media project for up to one year. These awards include special consideration for students enrolled in the Huntsman Program. After one year, equipment purchased through the award is returned to the Weigle Information Commons for general use. Some examples of technology items that could support new media projects include: digital videocameras, audio recorders, virtual reality camera peripherals, microphones, scanners, mobile devices, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) devices. The awards are administrated and managed through the Penn Libraries in partnership with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF).

More information about the Seltzer Family Innovation Awards.