Regional Faculty

Regional Faculty Fellowships

The Wolf Humanities Center offers several $5000 fellowships annually for standing faculty (Ph.D. level) in the humanities from colleges and universities in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Interested candidates should be conducting work related to the Center's theme for the year in which the award is granted. The fellowship includes access to the University of Pennsylvania library for the term of the award.

Fellows are required to attend the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminars, held weekly on Tuesdays from noon–1:30pm, and present their research at one of the sessions during the academic year (early September – early May). In addition to regional faculty, seminar members include Penn faculty fellows, Mellon postdoctoral fellows, and others. Interested applicants are advised to check well ahead with their department/s to avoid conflicts in scheduling classes and other obligations.

There is no requirement that a regional fellow's home institution be within a specified distance of the University of Pennsylvania. However, regional fellows are expected to participate in person in the Center’s weekly seminar and to attend other activities. As such, the regional fellows program is open to scholars from any institution as long as they are residing within commuting distance of the University of Pennsylvania.

Call for Applications, 2024–2025 

Research Topic: Keywords
Application deadline: March 20, 2024

Applications are now being accepted for research on the topic of Keywords, the Center's topic for 2024–25. 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 your department chair, another administrator, or senior scholar in your field. Letters must be uploaded to Interfolio no later than the March 20 deadline.