Graduate Humanities Forum
Penn Ph.D. students have the opportunity to participate in the Graduate Humanities Forum through the Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellowship program of the Penn Humanities Forum. Ten $1000 fellowships are offered each year for graduate and professional students in all humanities-related disciplines who are interested in exploring the trends and challenges
of interdisciplinary research related to the Forum's annual theme.
Calls for applications are announced each fall term and close early each April.
PHF Mellon Graduate Research Fellows meet biweekly to present their research (papers are precirculated) and to respond to the work of their peers. GHF Mellon Seminar members also generate a select bibliography of readings related to the theme, which they read in common throughout the year.
Fellows also help to plan an annual international
graduate humanities conference on the Forum's theme. Conference calls for papers
are announced in mid-summer and are open to doctoral
humanists from peer institutions in the U.S.
PHF also offers one competitive Graduate Research Assistantship each year for doctoral humanists interested in serving a leadership role in GHF and in working with the Penn Humanities Forum.