Mellon Research Fellowships
Call for Applications, 2014–2015Topic: Color
Application Deadline: Saturday, March 15, 2014
The Penn Humanities Forum announces the availability of twelve Mellon Undergraduate
Research Fellowships for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Nine awards of $1500, two of $1750, and one of $2000 are available for full-time Penn undergraduates enrolled in any school wishing to conduct independent research outside their academic coursework.
Click here for descriptions of each award category.
Project proposals must relate to the Forum’s 2014–2015
theme, Color. Students are encouraged to consider
a variety of projects: research papers, performances, original exhibitions, multimedia, or
innovative designs. Work may involve travel to libraries, archives, or
other institutions. The only restriction on the content of proposals is that they must relate to PHF's topic, Color.
PHF Fellows are required to be in residence at Penn during their fellowship year and to attend biweekly seminars and other informal gatherings throughout the year, sometimes in the company of the Forum's guest speakers. Students are encouraged to
organize academic or cultural events for the group during the year according to their individual interests
(e.g., a speaker, museum or concert trip, etc.). Fellows also help organize and attend the spring Undergraduate
Humanities Forum Conference, at which they present their completed projects.