The University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the annual Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity. This program is designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations. It supports scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community. The Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing for residency at Penn for an academic year, normally September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan an academic career to take advantage of Penn programs and faculty expertise and to have access to libraries and the resources of the Philadelphia region. Each scholar will be hosted by a department or program and assigned a faculty mentor. Recipients can be in the stage of either dissertation research or writing.
The Fellowship provides a stipend of $27,000, health and dental insurance, office space, library privileges, and a $3000 research and travel fund. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
The application deadline is March 1, 2013. For details on applying, please visit the application site.