The Penn Humanities Forum is pleased to offer five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.
The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.
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Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing the postdoctoral program.
Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the area of humanities.
Award: For the 2019-20 academic year, The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.
The award can be taken in the USA
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following guidelines
- International scholars outside of North America are appointed under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status).
- Scholars seeking to hold an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at Penn are ineligible (no exceptions can be made). The Wolf Humanities Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.
- Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship. If awarded a fellowship, international scholars are required to be in residence August 1, 2020–May 31, 2021.
Nationality: The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The eligible applicant must a degree in humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online through the Forum’s secure webform only. The required components for complete application packet are as follows:-
- Complete the Application Form.
- Prepare curriculum vitae.
- Merge your completed application form and your c.v. into one file, with application first. Name your file: LastName-First (e.g., Franklin-Ben) and save as a PDF. Do not submit a Word doc.
- Arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Each referee should upload their letter to our secure server as a PDF only. The submission deadline for referees is October 15, 2019. We strongly encourage you to contact your referees early enough to give them adequate time to meet this absolute deadline. (Custom instructions for uploading referee letters through Interfolio are explained below.)
- Upload and submit your application (with c.v. included) to our secure webform (please complete and carefully check all webform fields). Applications that are emailed or snail-mailed will be considered ineligible.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 15, 2019.