Penn Faculty

Penn Faculty Fellowships

The Wolf Humanities Center offers fellowships each year to standing faculty at Penn in the humanities and allied departments. The fellowships are for research that relates to the Center'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 Wolf Humanities Center'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 Center'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, 2018–2019
Topic: Stuff

Application deadline: March 20, 2018

Applications are being accepted for research on the topic of Stuff, the Center's topic for 2018–19. To apply, please submit the following information as a single PDF, and name it: your Last name-First Name.pdf (Franklin-Ben.pdf):

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