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 early summer and close on November 1st.

Penn Faculty Fellowships

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. 

2024-2025 fellowships to be announced November 2023.

Regional Faculty Fellowships

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

2024-2025 fellowships to be announced November 2023.

Penn Doctoral Fellowships

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

2024-2025 fellowships to be announced November 2023.

Penn Undergraduate Fellowships

Up to twelve fellowships are available: $1500 awards for Research Fellows and up to two $2000 awards for Fellows who also serve on the Undergraduate Humanities Forum Executive Board. Open to full-time Penn undergraduate students in any school wishing to conduct independent research in the humanities.

2024-2025 fellowships to be announced November 2023.