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Penn Graduate Student Research Fellowships

The Wolf Humanities Center is currently offering two one-year research fellowships at $2500 each to Penn graduate students in the humanities who are ABD. Students should be conducting dissertation research related to the Center's theme for the year in which the award is granted. Fellows are required to attend the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar, held Tuesdays from noon–1:50pm* during the academic year, and present their work at one of the sessions. Seminar members also include postdoctoral fellows, faculty from Penn and regional universities, and the Center's director and topic director.

*NOTE: Interested applicants are advised to check well ahead with their department/s to avoid conflicts in scheduling classes and other obligations.


Call for Applications, 2020–2021

Research Topic: Choice
Application deadline: March 22, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for research on the topic of Choice, the Center's topic for 2020–21. Please apply via the Interfolio application portal.

Applicants are required to submit an up-to-date CV and a single PDF including the following:

  • Project Title
  • Project Abstract (125 words maximum)
  • Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)

Also required:

  • One confidential letter of recommendation from the applicant's dissertation advisor or graduate chair. Letters must be uploaded to Interfolio no later than the March 22 deadline.

The Wolf Humanities Center also offers a Graduate Research Assistantship for a dissertation-level student in the humanities whose work pertains to the Center's annual topic.


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