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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania 2020-2021

Applications are open for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2021 in the Humanities. The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate.

Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life. The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the topic will be CHOICE.

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About Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the centrality of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse, fair, and democratic societies. To this end, our core programs support exemplary and inspiring institutions of higher education and culture. The Foundation makes grants in four core program areas: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities; Arts and Cultural Heritage; Scholarly Communications; and International Higher Education and Strategic Projects. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Andrew Mellon University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral

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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Requirements for Andrew Mellon University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Qualification

  1. Open to all scholars from any country;
  2. The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).

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Application Deadline

October 15, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on account.interfolio.com to apply

To apply, please visit the application portal to fill out the five required forms:

  1. Applicant Profile & Education,
  2. Applicant Research,
  3. Proposed Course Description,
  4. Referees' Names and Contact,
  5. Equal Employment Opportunity; upload your C.V.; and submit requests for 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Forms, C.V., and three letters must be uploaded and submitted by end of day October 15, 2019. 

The Wolf Humanities Center is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here


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