Project Development

Hershey Humanities Project Development

for Associate Professors with Tenure

The Wolf Humanities Center offers funding for project development to support TENURED ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS in the School of Arts & Sciences as they prepare to launch a major new project, such as a book, a digital humanities project, an exhibition, a film, or a public performance; develop a major project that is already underway; or kickstart / reframe a stalled project.

We will provide up to $3,000 to support a workshop or other professional development experience that will take the form that is most useful to the person and project in question. It could, for example, take the same form as the Manuscript Workshop we offer for assistant professors, with a senior scholar coming to the Wolf Humanities Center for a two-hour workshop, followed by lunch, to provide feedback on a manuscript or other project in progress, alongside other Penn and regional colleagues. If the applicant chooses to apply for support for a manuscript workshop, the Wolf Humanities Center will support a daytime workshop in the Humanities Conference Room, and funding can be used for the following: a guest scholar’s travel and accommodations, up to $1000 for honoraria, and lunch / dinner. Departments are welcome to supplement the Wolf Humanities Center's funds to expand the workshop. If the applicant has a professional development project that will be hosted in another department, program, or center, or if the applicant chooses a format other than the manuscript workshop, the Wolf Humanities Center would provide funding to help support that effort.*

*Please note that our Hershey Humanities Project Development Support funds are intended to support the development of major scholarly projects by tenured associate professors in the humanities. If you are looking for event funding, please submit a request through Wolf’s Event Cosponsorship and Funding portal.


TO APPLY, please upload the following as a single PDF, naming it your Last name_First name.pdf (Franklin_Ben.pdf):  

  • Your name, title, and department
  • Description of your manuscript or other project and explanation of desired support (approx. 1000 words)
  • Name, title, and affiliation of the senior faculty member or other mentor you wish to invite, along with an explanation of why their input would be so valuable.
  • Names and affiliations of local people you would like to invite (25 or under please)
  • Budget
  • Up-to-date c.v.
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