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 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. 

Not accepting applications at this time. The call for applications for 2023–2024 will open in November 2022.


Regional Faculty Fellowships

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

Not accepting applications at this time. The call for applications for 2023–2024 will open in November 2022.


Penn Graduate Fellowships

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

Not accepting applications at this time. The call for applications for 2023–2024 will open in November 2022.


Penn Undergraduate Fellowships

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. 

Not accepting applications at this time. The call for applications for 2023–2024 will open in November 2022.


Pleasure Pillars, by Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander Studio.

• 2023-2024 Topic: Revolution

• 2022-2023 Topic: Heritage

2021-2022 Research Fellows

Alumni Society

 


Image: Detail, Pleasure PillarsShahzia Sikander, 2000-01, Vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, and tea on wasli paper, 43.2 x 30.5 cm (17 x 12 inches). Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander Studio.