Europe Fellowships Programme

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020-2021 in Humanities (University of Pennsylvania)

The 2020 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities is now open for interested candidates to apply. Each academic year, the Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each to junior scholars in 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.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

2020 Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

  • 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.

2020 Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Qualifications

  • Open to all scholars from any country;
  • 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).


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

  • Applicant Profile & Education
  • Applicant Research
  • Proposed Course Description
  • Referees’ Names and Contact
  • 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.

For more information, visit Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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