The Wolf Humanities Center 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 Center'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 Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminars, held weekly on Tuesdays from noon–1:50pm*, and present their research at one of the sessions during the academic year (early September – early May). In addition to regional faculty, 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, 2020–2021
Research Topic: Choice
Application deadline: March 22, 2020
Applications are now being accepted for research on the topic of Choice, the Center's topic for 2020–21. Please apply via the Interfolio application portal.
Applicants are required to submit an up-to-date CV and a single PDF including the following:
- Project Title
- Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
- Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
- One confidential letter of recommendation from your department chair, another administrator, or senior scholar in your field. Letters must be uploaded to Interfolio no later than the March 22 deadline.