The Penn Humanities Forum offers several $5000 fellowships annually for standing faculty (Ph.D. level) in the humanities from colleges and universities in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Interested candidates should be conducting work related to the Forum's theme for the year in which the award is granted. The fellowship includes access to the University of Pennsylvania library for the term of the award.
Fellows are required to attend the Forum's Mellon Research Seminars, held weekly on Tuesdays from noon–1:50pm* at the Forum, and present their research at one of the sessions during the academic year (early September – early May). Other seminar members include Penn faculty fellows, Mellon postdoctoral fellows, and others. Applicants should allow travel time when scheduling classes and other obligations around the seminars.
*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
Several $5000 fellowships are available for standing faculty in the humanities from regional colleges and universities whose research relates to Afterlives, the Forum's topic for 2017–18.
To apply, please submit the following information, saving your document as a single PDF and naming it your Last name-First name.pdf (Franklin-Ben.pdf):
- Your name, title, and affiliation
- Project Title
- Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
- Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
- Up-to-date c.v.
- One confidential letter of recommendation from your department chair, another administrator, or senior scholar in your field. Please ask your referee to submit his or her letter online here no later than the application deadline, March 20, 2017.