Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Penn Graduate

Andrew W. Mellon Price Lab Fellowships for Penn Doctoral Students

Call for Applications, 2018–2019

The Price Lab is offering two one-year research fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year 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 2018–19 academic year: tuition, a stipend of approximately $25,000, 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. Fellows may assist faculty who are teaching undergraduate courses related to the digital humanities minor.

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.

To apply

Please upload the following information as a single PDF to our secure server. Applications are due Monday February 5, 2018.

  • Letter of application expressing interest in DH
  • 750-word (max.) statement of your current or proposed research in DH
  • Your current c.v.


Please feel free to contact Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab, if you have any questions or simply want to talk through an idea before drafting an application.

Application Deadline
February 5, 2017

Submit Application

Please email Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab, at svarner@sas.upenn.edu or call 215.746.5943.