The University of Pennsylvania is inviting applications for the 2015-16 Predoctoral Fellowships for Excellence through Diversity. The awards are 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. The Fellowships are intended to support scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of Penn and the higher education community. These residential Fellowships support graduate students in the final stages of dissertation research or writing 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 advanced dissertation research or writing.
The Fellowship provides a stipend of $29,172, health insurance, library privileges, and a $3,000 research and travel fund. The application deadline is March 2, 2015. For more information see the University of Pennsylvania’s website.