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Mellon Foundation’s Grant: $1.75 Million for Postdoctoral Fellowships
April 24, 2007, Volume 53, No. 31

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the School of Arts and Sciences a grant of $1.75 million to support postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The program is an extension of the highly successful Mellon postdoctoral program of 2002-2007. The new grant would create opportunities for young scholars to participate in the lively community of humanities research at Penn while providing SAS with innovative teachers over the next six years.

“The humanities are the core of Penn’s intellectual life,” said Dr. E. Ann Matter, the associate dean for arts and letters and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religious Studies. “There is a rich trove of humanities resources on campus and in the region for scholars and students to draw on. We are grateful to the Mellon Foundation for their longstanding support for humanities research and teaching at Penn.”

With traditional academic departments as well as interdisciplinary programs and research centers in the humanities, SAS plays a leading role in the University’s rich humanistic scholarship and teaching.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes long-term grants in a number of areas, including higher education and scholarship, to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities. The foundation’s annual grant making appropriations are approximately $210 million.

Almanac - April 24, 2007, Volume 53, No. 31