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Penn Faculty Fellowships

The Forum offers fellowships each year to standing faculty at Penn in the humanities and allied departments. The fellowships are for research that relates to the Forum's theme for the year in which the award is granted.

Two types of awards are available: $5000 research fund stipends for junior faculty (assistant professors), and up to $10,000 for senior faculty, payable to departments for one course offset.

Fellows are required to attend the Forum's weekly Mellon seminars (Tuesdays, noon–1:50p)* and present their research at one of the sessions during the year. In addition to Penn faculty, seminar members include Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, regional faculty, the Forum's director and topic director, and others.

*NOTE: Interested applicants are advised to check well ahead with their department/s to avoid conflicts in scheduling classes and other obligations.

Call for Applications, 2017–2018
Topic: Afterlives

Application deadline: March 20, 2017  CLOSED

Applications are being accepted for research on the topic of Afterlives, the Forum's topic for 2017–18. To apply, please submit the following information as a single PDF document, and name it: your Last name_First initial.pdf (Franklin_B.pdf):

  • Your name, title, and department
  • Project Title
  • Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
  • Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
  • Up-to-date c.v.

Questions: Please email or call (215/898-8220) Jennifer Conway, the Forum's Associate Director.