The Price Lab at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the 2018/2019 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Digital Humanities.
Application Deadline: 30th October, 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): University of Pennsylvania, USA
About the Award: The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue their own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out next spring with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)
Eligible Fields: The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible. In addition to scholars from the core humanities disciplines, those in related fields such as anthropology and the history of science are eligible to apply. Additional educational background in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required.
Type: Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Awards are available to untenured scholars in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2009 and December 2017.
- Applicants from outside the US must be eligible for appointment under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status); no exceptions will be made, and the Price Lab reserves the right to revoke a fellowship if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Fellowship: The Mellon DH Postdoctoral Fellowships carries an annual stipend of $58,350 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage of any dependents).
Duration of Fellowship: The DH Fellow is required to spend the ten-month academic year (August 2018 – May 2019) in residence at Penn. Fellows have the option to renew the fellowship for a second year if they wish to stay but are not required to do so.
Award Provider: University of Pennsylvania