Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2016–2017

University of Pennsylvania, Penn Humanities Forum

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015


The Penn Humanities Forum is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities on the general theme of Translation. The fellowship is open to untenured junior scholars who have received or will receive their Ph.D. (the only eligible terminal degree) between December 2007 and December 2015. Students who will defend any time after December 2015 are not eligible to apply, and no exceptions will be considered.

Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied fields––e.g., anthropology, history of science––are eligible, excluding educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research, and must be in residence during the fellowship year: September 1 – May 31. Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Any emailed submissions, including c.v’s and questions about whether a proposed topic is viable, will not be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions.

Full fellowship guidelines, the downloadable application, and the Translation topic description are available on the Forum’s website: www.phf.upenn.edu.

Posted: May 14, 2015