Each year, the Wolf Humanities Center provides fellowships for Penn undergraduate and graduate students, standing faculty at Penn and regional universities, and postdoctoral scholars who are interested in conducting research that relates to the Center's topic. As part of their research, all fellows participate in the Wolf Humanities Center's interdisciplinary seminars as well as conferences and cultural events.
Five Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available each academic year. Awards carry a competitive, full-time stipend as well as other benefits. Scholars spend one year in residence at Penn and teach one course in addition to conducting independent research. Annual calls for applications open in late spring and close on October 15th.
A small number of $5000 research fund stipends are available for tenure-track assistant professors in the humanities and allied fields. Tenured faculty may apply for either a $5000 research stipend or up to two course reliefs.
Applications for 2021-22 Penn Faculty Fellowships are in review. Next application cycle opens May/June 2021.
Several $5000 awards are open to standing faculty in the humanities from Philadelphia-area colleges and universities.
Applications for 2021-22 Regional Faculty Fellowships are in review. Next application cycle opens May/June 2021.
Two $2500 fellowships are available for Penn ABD graduate students in the humanities.
Applications for 2021-22 Graduate Fellowships are in review. Next application cycle opens May/June 2021.
Twelve fellowships are available: nine $1500 awards, two $1750 awards, and one $2000 award for full-time Penn undergraduate students wishing to conduct independent research in the humanities outside their academic coursework.
Applications for 2021-22 Undergraduate Fellowships are in review. Next application cycle opens May/June 2021.