Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania

Deadline October 15, 2012
Date Posted May 24, 2012
Type Post-doc
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time
Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2013-2014 academic year on the general theme of Violence, which the Penn Humanities Forum has set as its topic of study for that year. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (no more than eight years out of doctorate, but not before Dec. 2004). Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic. Exclusions are projects in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building, and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance are eligible). The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree.
Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence at Penn during fellowship year: September 1 - May 31). Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund. 
Full fellowship guidelines, Violence topic description, and downloadable application available online: Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. (Do not email your application; those submissions will be ineligible.) Please note that the committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the Violence topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions. Application deadline: October 15, 2012.