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External Award: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at University of Pennsylvania

July 18, 2017
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The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) at the University of Pennsylvania awards five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities. This Fellowship is only avilable to those 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, the topic is Stuff. 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.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).

The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.

The application deadline is October 15, 2017. For more information, please see their website

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