Anthrofest is the Penn Anthropology undergraduate research conference, held annually in the spring. This event brings together undergraduates involved in research across all concentrations in anthropology with faculty and other students. For participants, Anthrofest is an excellent way to share independent research with the Penn community while gaining professional experience preparing and delivering a research presentation.

Students will be provided with additional details and guidance from the undergraduate coordinator after being selected to present.

Anthropology majors who accepted an URF award during the previous academic year are required to present at Anthrofest.

Proposal Deadline

First Friday in February, 5:00pm.

Conference Date

Last Friday in February (exact time TBA based on student availability, but usually around 10:00am to 3:00pm.)


1. Students create a visual presentation (PowerPoint or Google Slides) of no more than 10 slides. The presentation will be emailed to the undergraduate coordinator in advance of the conference date.

2. Students deliver a 12-15 minute presentation about their anthropological research at the conference.

Eligibility Criteria

Penn undergraduate students in all majors and programs who are conducting anthropological research are invited to submit an Anthrofest proposal.


Download the Anthrofest proposal form here.

Submit your application in person or via email to the undergraduate coordinator by the deadline.