Applications are solicited from standing faculty members in the humanities and allied departments for the Penn Humanities Forum’s 2006-2007 Mellon Faculty Research Fellowships.
Available are junior faculty awards of $5,000 disbursed as salary, as well as senior faculty awards of $10,000 paid directly to departments to offset the cost of a course release.
Fellows must be engaged in research directly related to Travel, the Forum’s topic for 2006–2007, and are expected to participate in the Forum’s weekly Mellon Research Seminar held on Tuesdays, noon–2 p.m. Please consult the Forum’s website for Travel topic details: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/topics06.shtml.
Other participants in the seminar are Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, Regional Faculty and Regional Cultural Fellows, the directors of the Forum, and others. Each Fellow presents a paper to the seminar in the course of the academic year.
Applications should take the form of an up-to-date c.v. and a two-page description of the Travel research to be undertaken during the fellowship year. These should be delivered to the Associate Director of the Forum, Jennifer Conway, no later than Friday, January 20, 2006 (room 207, 3619 Locust Walk/6213; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: (215) 898-8220).
—Jennifer Conway, Penn Humanities Forum