The Penn Humanities Forum is deeply grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of programs over twelve years (2003–2015) to promote interdisciplinary research in the humanities for students and faculty.
For advanced doctoral students in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, this fellowship support has been especially important in bringing together, through PHF's Graduate Humanities Forum, those with little opportunity to interact with other students outside their disciplines and departments. Students were able, often for the first time, to present their work in an interdisciplinary seminar and to consider that work within the broader context of an interdisciplinary public conference they planned and organized each year.
The Penn Humanities Forum is currently offering 2 one-year graduate research fellowships to Penn ABD students in the humanities. See Penn Graduate Student Research Fellowships for more information.