Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities
The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year). Scholars are required to spend the year (late August–May) in residence at Penn.
For the 2018-19 academic year (see Call for Applications below), the Fellowship carries a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research.
2018-2019 Call for Applications
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
NOTE: Applications must be submitted online through the Center's secure webform only. Postal and email submissions will not be accepted. Decisions will be announced in late December 2017, when applicants will be notified by email.
The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2018–2019 academic year, we have set Stuff as the topic.
Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 2009 and December 2017 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2017 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime in 2018).
During their year in residence, Fellows pursue their proposed research, are required to teach one undergraduate seminar during the year, and must also participate in the Forum's weekly Mellon Research Seminar (Tuesdays, 12:00–1:50), presenting their research at one of those seminars.
In selecting fellows, the Wolf Humanities Center aims for a balanced mix of recent Ph.D.s and more seasoned tenure-track faculty who do not yet have tenure. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn's intellectual life.
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