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The application deadlines have passed for this years' fellows. Please view our other pages under "Get Involved" to find out about how you can help PPEH shape the new normal.

 

Become a Fellow

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is now accepting applications for Undergraduate Research Fellows as well as for Graduate Research and Teaching Fellows for the Academic Year 2015-2016.  Now in its second year, PPEH is a joint initiative of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn’s Green Campus Partnership. Over the course of this academic year, PPEH will host a series of five major public events bringing global leaders to campus. Together we will frame the role of the environmental humanities and consider the kinds of curriculum we need for the new normal. 

Read about our past fellows.

[ PPEH Undergraduate Research Fellowships ]

Fellowships are designed to support student research projects exploring issues of sustainability and environmentalism at the intersections of the arts and sciences. Applications are welcome from undergraduates across the university. This fellowship provides a $500 stipend per semester and may be used as the Fellow chooses. Fellows may also choose to enroll in a spring-semester seminar in the environmental humanities facilitated by the Program Director and hosting global leaders in the field.

Successful applications will show how the intended research project expands on the student’s course of study, builds on previous work in courses or on internship experiences, and prepares for future projects. Collaborative and/or scalable project proposals are especially welcome. For information about past Fellows’ projects, check ppehlab.org

Program Fellows meet together regularly to develop collaborative work and also receive intensive mentoring from Program Faculty and Graduate Fellows. Each Fellow also develops a project page on the PPEH website.

To apply, please attach the following word documents to PPEH Director, Bethany Wiggin at bwiggin@sas.upenn.edu. Please include PPEH Fellowship Application in the subject line.

  • a 500-word research proposal outlining the work to be undertaken and a timetable for its completion

  • a brief c.v. or resume

  • name and contact for an academic reference of one Penn faculty member

The application deadline is Friday, September 11th.

[ PPEH Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowships ]

Fellowships are designed to support graduate students across the university whose work engages the environmental humanities. Fellows receive a $3000 stipend for the academic year. In addition to the individual project (either the dissertation or research in preparation for it), each Graduate Fellow will mentor two Undergraduate Research Fellows. While working on the individual project, Fellows will also develop and execute collaborative projects with one another. Such collaborative projects might include organizing a reading group or a works in progress workshop; a conference or un-conference; or more. Creative, collaborative, and communicative scholarship is a must. Additionally, each Graduate Fellow will have the opportunity to guest edit the Program blog for a six-week period during AY 2015-16. Fellows must attend weekly afternoon meetings and may choose to enroll in a for-credit seminar in the environmental humanities in spring semester 2016 facilitated by the Program Director and hosting global leaders in the field.

To apply, please attach the following word documents to PPEH Director, Bethany Wiggin at bwiggin@sas.upenn.edu. Please include PPEH Fellowship Application in the subject line.

  • a 750-word statement on research and teaching, including a brief statement on "what is environmental humanities;"

  • c.v.

  • contact information for the Ph.D. advisor or graduate chair

The application deadline is Friday, September 11th.

BECOME PPEH's Program Coordinator

PPEH is currently hiring a Program Coordinator. This position pays a stipend of $5000 for the academic year. It entails the responsibilities of a Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship as well as extensive involvement in planning and managing other aspects of the Program's activities. These include: assisting in the organization and coordination of PPEH events, facilitating Fellows projects, managing social media, maintaining and expanding the PPEH website. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program Director and the Board. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and entrepreneurial drive are necessary. 

To apply, please attach the following word documents to PPEH Director, Bethany Wiggin at bwiggin@sas.upenn.edu. Please include PPEH Coordinator Application in the subject line.

  • a 750-word statement on research and teaching, including a brief statement on "what is environmental humanities;"

  • a 300-word statement sketching your vision for PPEH and the role of the Program Coordinator 
  • a c.v.

  • contact information for the Ph.D. advisor or graduate chair