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Andrew W. Mellon Price Lab Doctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Each year, the Price Lab offers two one-year research fellowships for University of Pennsylvania doctoral students in the traditional humanities or in the humanistic social sciences (e.g., anthropology, history and sociology of science). Students currently in their 5th year or beyond who are in good standing are eligible to apply, as are students in schools outside SAS whose work carries a strong engagement with humanistic concerns. Some preference will be given to applicants in their 5th year, who have exhausted normal funding and are on a sound timeline for completion of their thesis by end of the fellowship year (i.e., will graduate their 6th year).

The fellowship provides full support for the academic year: tuition, a stipend of approximately $24,000, and health insurance.

DH Graduate Fellows participate in the biweekly Mellon Seminar at the Price Lab, where they will have the opportunity to present their own research. They will also contribute ideas and advice to early-stage projects being incubated by the Price Lab, and they will assist in the development of a new Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities.

Applicants should have demonstrable interests and skills in digital humanities, although this need not be reflected in their dissertation work. Also welcome but not required is some previous educational background in programming, library science, or computational social sciences, and/or attendance at a DH Summer Institute or similar training program. 


Orchid Tierney (recipient)