Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2017.


The Wolf Humanities Center (formerly Penn Humanities Forum) is pleased to offer five one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for each academic year. Junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year) can apply for this fellowship program. The Wolf Humanities Center aims for a balanced mix of recent Ph.D.s and more seasoned tenure-track faculty who do not yet have tenure.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance and also receive $3000 research fund.

Founded in 1999, the Penn Humanities Forum is a humanities center for the twenty-first century. The Penn Humanities Forum is charged with taking a fresh look at those insights that bear on the human experience. Its goals are to demonstrate how vital the humanities are to the life of the mind and the health of society, and how the humanities are connected with many areas of inquiry in medicine, law, business, and the sciences.


Please see the basic entry requirements below

  • The Ph.D. 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).
  • Junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate and who are not yet tenured (may not be tenured during the fellowship year).
  • Scholars are required to spend the year (late August–May) in residence at Penn.

Visa Eligibility:

  • International scholars outside of North America are appointed under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status).
  • Scholars seeking to hold H-1B visas 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.

How to Apply:

Supporting Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation

Submitting Details:

Applicant should submit Reference Letters by the given link:

Financial Aid and Award Money:             

  • The Fellowship carries a stipend of $54,590 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents) and a $3000 research fund.
  • Fellows teach one undergraduate course in either the fall or the spring semester in addition to conducting their research.

Application Deadline: 

The deadline for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship applications is October 15, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

If you have any difficulty with the application process, please contact Interfolio directly at or 877-997-8807 weekdays, 9 am – 6 pm. Protection Status



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