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Graduate Fellows

2015-15 Call for Applications
- Graduate Research Assistantship, Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

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Graduate Humanities Forum
Mellon Research Fellowships

Call for Applications, 2014–2015 (CLOSED)
Topic: Color

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Penn Humanities Forum announces ten (10) Mellon Research Fellowships at $1000 each, designed to encourage humanistic inquiry and exchange. Applications are invited from Penn graduate and professional students in all humanities-related areas who are pursuing research related to the Forum’s 2014–2015 theme, Color. Fellowships are awarded competitively.

At biweekly meetings of the Graduate Humanities Forum (GHF) during the year, Fellows present their own research, respond to the work of their peers, and discuss shared readings. The year's work culminates in the annual GHF symposium, which fellows plan and host, together with PHF's Graduate Research Assistant, and GHF Faculty Advisor.


bullet Complete the following information and upload here as a single PDF (be sure to read instructions carefully and complete all fields before uploading your file):
  Cover letter expressing interest in the fellowship.
  Curriculum vitae and Penn course transcript (scan of unofficial transcript is fine)
  Project title, 125-word (max.) abstract, and proposal (500 words) describing the research to be carried out during the course of the year and its relation to the Forum's 2014-2015 theme.
bullet Also required is one confidential letter of recommendation from either your dissertation director or your graduate chair. Please ask your referee to upload that letter here no later than March 15, 2014. (Letters should not be emailed.)
Application deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Calls for applications are posted each year in early November and close on March 15th (11:59pm EST). Full fellowship guidelines and application are available on the Forum's website during each Call for Applications cycle.