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Predoctoral Fellowships

The CHI Predoctoral Fellows program to support graduate student research in the humanities is sponsored by the Center, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the University Libraries. Under this program, CHI provides up to six Penn State graduate students a yearlong graduate assistantship and a $1,000 research fund. For 2019-20 the expected level of stipend support is $23,000. Fellows have access to extensive research design support, as well as to grant-writing workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and consultation. No office space will be provided; Fellows are expected to use space in their home departments. 

Fellows are expected to be at University Park during most of their funded year, to participate in the Center’s colloquia and public lectures, and to make a public presentation of their work. There is no teaching obligation. Graduate students who wish to submit a collaborative application with an applicant for another CHI program (the faculty or visiting fellowships) should indicate so on their application.