Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2015-2016 academic year on the general theme of SEX. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (no more than eight years out of doctorate). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence during fellowship year: September 1 – May 31). Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund.
Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Do NOT email your application or c.v., or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. Those submissions and questions will NOT be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions. Please also note that if you will defend you graduate thesis any time after December 2014, you are NOT eligible to apply, and NO exceptions will be considered.
Full fellowship guidelines, ‘SEX’ topic description, and downloadable application:http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu
Application deadline: October 15, 2014
Contact: Jennifer Conway, Associate Director