Fellowships

Research Fellowships

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.


Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

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.


Penn Faculty Fellowships

A small number of $5000 research fund stipends are available for junior Penn faculty in the humanities and allied fields. Senior Penn faculty may apply for either a $5000 research stipend or up to two course reliefs. 

Application cycle closed. Call for applications for 2021-22 Fellowships opens in November 2020. Applications due March 22, 2021.


Regional Faculty Fellowships

Several $5000 awards are open to standing faculty in the humanities from Philadelphia-area colleges and universities. 

Application cycle closed. Call for applications for 2021-22 Fellowships opens in November 2020. Applications due March 22, 2021.


Penn Graduate Fellowships

Two $2500 fellowships are available for Penn ABD graduate students in the humanities. 

Application cycle closed. Call for applications for 2021-22 Fellowships opens in November 2020. Applications due March 22, 2021.


Penn Undergraduate Fellowships

Twelve fellowships are available each year: 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. 

Application cycle closed. Call for applications for 2021-22 Fellowships opens in November 2020. Applications due March 22, 2021.