Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

University of Pennsylvania, Penn Humanities Forum

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 15, 2016

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2017-2018 academic year on the general theme of AFTERLIVES. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (the only terminal degree eligible) who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate (received between December 2008 and December 2016). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for 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 (must be in residence during fellowship year: August 1 – May 31). Stipend: $53,000 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $3,000 research fund.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Do not email your application or c.v., or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. Those submissions and questions 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. Please also note that if you will defend your graduate thesis any time in 2017, you are not eligible to apply for this fellowship cycle, and no exceptions will be considered.

Full fellowship guidelines, ‘AFTERLIVES’ topic description, and downloadable application:
Application deadline: October 15, 2016


Posted: April 14, 2016