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2017-18 Topic: Afterlives


Penn Graduate Student Research Fellowships

The Penn Humanities Forum is currently offering two one-year research fellowships at $2500 each to Penn graduate students in the humanities who are ABD. Students should be conducting dissertation research related to the Forum's theme for the year in which the award is granted. Fellows are required to attend the Forum's Mellon Research Seminar, held Tuesdays from noon–1:50pm* during the academic year, and present their work at one of the sessions. Seminar members also include postdoctoral fellows, faculty from Penn and regional universities, and the Forum's director and topic director.

*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
Research Topic: Afterlives

Application deadline: March 20, 2017  CLOSED

Two $2500 fellowships are available for Penn ABD graduate students in the humanities whose dissertation research relates to Afterlives, the Forum's topic for 2017-18.

To apply, please submit the following information:

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

 Please submit all information to our secure online server as a single PDF, naming your file <your Last name-First name.pdf> (e.g., Franklin-Ben.pdf)

Also required:

  • One confidential letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor or graduate chair. Please ask your referee to submit their letter online using this link no later than the application deadline, March 20, 2017.

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