Book Manuscript Workshops

Hershey Humanities Manuscript Development for Junior Faculty

The Wolf Humanities Center offers funding for book manuscript workshops to support pre-tenure faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences as they prepare to publish an in-process, pre-tenure book. Each semester, we will provide $3,000 to bring a senior guest scholar to Penn for a day. The Wolf Humanities Center will host a Manuscript Workshop (with lunch) in our Humanities Conference Room for the junior scholar, the invited senior scholar, and Penn colleagues who are familiar with the manuscript, including members of the junior scholar's home department (and program, if applicable). The day might also include the following:

  • A one-on-one mentoring session meeting between the junior faculty member and the visiting scholar
  • A conversation between the visiting scholar and the junior faculty member's mentor and/or department chair
  • A small dinner

This opportunity is best suited for junior faculty who have a complete or near-complete book manuscript that has not yet been sent out to a press. Priority will be given to scholars in departments that do not already offer this opportunity to junior scholars. Departments are welcome to supplement the Wolf Center's funds to bring in a second scholar for the workshop, if desired. Funding can be used for the following: guest scholar's travel and accommodations; $1000 honorarium; lunch and dinner.

Call for Applications (CLOSED)

Please stay tuned for more information, including application deadline, on the next cycle of Manuscript Workshops!

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 department
  • Description of your manuscript and desired support (approx. 1000 words)
  • Name, title, and affiliation of the senior faculty member you wish to invite; and why their input would be so valuable
  • Up-to-date c.v.

The Wolf Humanities Center gratefully acknowledges the Hershey Family Foundation for their support of our Manuscript Development Series.