Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Penn Faculty & Staff

Andrew W. Mellon Price Lab Fellowships for Penn Faculty and Research Staff

Call for Applications, 2018-2019

The Price Lab is offering 12 Andrew W. Mellon DH Fellowships for the 2018–2019 academic year to University of Pennsylvania tenure-track faculty, full-time lecturers, and doctoral-level research staff who are either in the humanities or whose work engages questions of significant concern for the humanities. The awards carry a stipend of $5,000 (payable as salary) or, in limited cases, an optional 1 CU course buyout of up to $10,000.

All fellows will propose a project which they wish to develop or enhance using digital tools and/or methods. Newcomers seeking an introduction to emerging areas of DH research are welcome to apply, as are those with more advanced skills in digital methods. These fellowships are intended to serve as a gateway into the digital humanities for Penn faculty and researchers, and as a way to build a broad and diverse community of scholars excited to explore the potential of new digital tools in their various fields.

Price Mellon fellows are also core participants in the Lab’s biweekly DH Seminar, held Mondays from noon – 1:30 pm during the academic year (please leave time in your teaching schedule to accommodate this required seminar). Together with postdoctoral and graduate fellows and academic technology specialists, fellows learn new digital tools, methods, and modes of collaboration. Sessions are led by SAS IT staff, Penn faculty, Penn Library and Museum digital curation specialists, and guest presenters from other institutions.

To Apply

To be considered for a fellowship, please submit the following information as a single PDF to our secure webform. Applications are due Sunday February 4, 2018.

  • Your current c.v.
  • A 600–900 word statement of application. This should include a brief (200-word) statement of your general interest in DH and your motivation for joining the Price seminar, followed by a concise description of a current research project. Your project description should emphasize either (1) your use of new digital tools or of quantitative, computational, and other non-traditional methods, or (2) your sense of how the project might profit from the application of such tools or methods.


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

Application Deadline
February 4, 2018

• Submit Application

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