Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2012-2013 academic year from the Penn Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania for untenured junior scholars who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate. Candidates from all humanistic disciplines are eligible, as well as those in allied areas such as Anthropology and History of Science.
The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. The Forum has set Peripheries as the topic for the 2012-2013 academic year. Research proposals on this topic are invited from a variety of theoretical perspectives in all areas of humanistic study except educational curriculum-building and the performing arts.
Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. Stipend: $46,500 plus health insurance and a $2500 research fund. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility criteria.
Applications will be accepted via online webform only (applications submitted via email are ineligible, and the committee does not comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance).
Full fellowship guidelines, topic description, and application are available online only: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu