Manuscript Development

Hershey Humanities Manuscript Development Workshops

for Assistant Professors

The Wolf Humanities Center offers funding for book manuscript workshops to support pre-tenure faculty in Penn's School of Arts & Sciences as they prepare to publish an in-process, pre-tenure book. We will provide up to $3,000 and administrative support for a Manuscript Workshop in Wolf's Humanities Conference Room for the Penn scholar/author, the invited senior scholar, and Penn colleagues who are familiar with the manuscript, including members of the pre-tenure scholar's home department and program.

Workshop logistics are managed by the Wolf office and funding is to be used for a $1000 honorarium and travel costs for a guest scholar, a catered lunch, a one-on-one mentoring session meeting between the pre-tenure faculty member and the visiting scholar, and a small dinner. 

This opportunity is best suited for pre-tenure faculty who have a complete or near-complete book manuscript that has not yet been sent out to a press. Priority will be given to scholars in departments that do not already offer this opportunity. Departments are welcome to supplement the Wolf Center's funds to bring in a second scholar for the workshop, if desired. 

Call for Applications
Manuscript Workshops, Spring 2023 and Fall 2024

Application Deadline: TBA

The Wolf Humanities Center is now accepting applications from pre-tenure SAS faculty for Manuscript Workshops hosted during the Spring 2023 and Fall 2024 terms. 

To apply
Please submit the following information, saving your document as a single PDF and naming it your Last name_First name.pdf (Franklin_Ben.pdf): 

  • Your name, title, and department
  • Description of your manuscript and desired support (approx. 1000 words)
  • Name, title, and affiliation of the senior faculty member you wish to invite; and why their input would be so valuable
  • Up-to-date c.v.

Please drop us a note or call 215.746.5940.

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  • Submit your Application (coming soon)