Call for Applications, 2023–2024

Call for Applications, 2023–2024

Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Research Topic: Revolution
Application deadline: March 22, 2023

The Wolf Humanities Center invites applications from Penn undergraduate students interested in conducting humanities research on "Revolution" during the 2023–2024 academic year. Students may apply for a Research Fellowship or for a Research Fellowship with a position on the Executive Board.  

For the 2023–2024 academic year, Undergraduate Humanities Forum meetings will be held on Fridays between 2:00pm and 4:00pm and the Research Conference will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:00am–5:00pm. Interested applicants are advised to avoid conflicts in scheduling classes and other obligations during these times. 


TO APPLY, please submit the following via the Interfolio application portal no later than Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 11:59pm Eastern. 

1. Research Plan
Please explain how your project relates to Revolution and outline your theoretical and methodological approach. Your research plan should be uploaded as a single PDF including the following:

  • Project Title
  • Project Abstract (125 words max)
  • Project Proposal (300-500 words)

2. Personal Statement
Please explain how your education, work, and personal experience qualify you to undertake this research, and discuss why you are interested in the Wolf Humanities Center and what you hope to gain from a fellowship. The Wolf Humanities Center is an inclusive intellectual space. If you have had any experiences of diversity that have shaped your approach to your research and educational path, we would be glad to hear about it. (300-500 words)

3. Unofficial Transcript

4. Confidential Letter of Recommendation
A letter from a Penn faculty member who is familiar with your proposed research is required. Letters must be submitted via Interfolio by the March 22 deadline.

5. Executive Board Applicants Only
Students applying for a position on the Wolf Undergraduate Humanities Forum Executive Board should also prepare 200-300 words explaining the following:

  • previous experience you have had in planning events or organizing groups
  • why you think an Undergraduate Humanities Forum is important
  • ideas you have for organizing and motivating your Wolf Undergraduate Humanities Forum colleagues
  • ideas for inspiring other Penn undergraduates to become involved in future years

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, postdocs, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Additional information can be found online at Penn: Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs: Policies, Handbooks and Procedures.

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Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Questions? Please write Sara Varney, Associate Director. 


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