The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is now accepting applications for up to five one-year research fellowships from Penn graduate students who have completed their qualifying exams. Students should be conducting dissertation research related to PPEH’s annual topic. In 2019-2020, PPEH programs, research initiatives, workshops, seminars, performances, and public engagement projects engage the topic “Elements.”
Each PPEH Graduate Fellowship carries a $2,000 stipend designed to support EH projects at the doctoral level, and, in select cases, for projects leading to a M.A. M.S., M.F.A, or M.P.H. The Fellows Program supports individual projects (either the dissertation or research in preparation for it) and convenes a year-long Collaborative Public Research Colloquium for PPEH’s Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows. This colloquium is designed to facilitate alternative academic career exposure and trainings in public research methods with invited experts. It further provides Graduate Fellows opportunities to develop research mentorship experience; and to develop and execute cross-disciplinary, public engagement projects, including public writing on the well-trafficked PPEH Fellows blog. In the spring semester, participants in the Research Colloquium receive one course credit by enrolling in Public Environmental Humanities (ANTH 543, COML 562, GRMN 544, URBS 544), taught in 2020 by PPEH Faculty Director Bethany Wiggin. In our regular meetings, we will frame the role of the environmental humanities and transdisciplinary research and scholarship and think together about how public engagements, whether virtual or in-person, can intersect with and even enhance scholarship.
Past PPEH Fellows’ collaborations include public art/history/science installations, organization of reading groups and workshop series, a conference or un-conference, co-authored articles, a co-edited book, an installation, and Data Refuge and Remediations. All PPEH Fellows are expected to attend and contribute as appropriate to PPEH events and symposia. For further information, visit us at ppehlab.org
Call for Applications, 2019–2020
Research Topic: Elements
Application deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019
To apply, please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1000-word research statement. This statement should include a project abstract, a brief statement about how the project intersects with the environmental humanities and the research topic, and about how it might foster collaboration across disciplines.
250-word statement addressing the candidate’s vision for public, collaborative humanities projects
All documents should be submitted as a single PDF, with the file name <PPEHgrad_your Last name_First name.pdf> (e.g., PPEHgrad_Franklin_Ben.pdf)
One confidential letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor or graduate chair. Please ask your referee to email their letter to email@example.com no later than the application deadline, May 17, 2019.