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FYI: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities


Author: Mark Liberman

FYI Body: Five Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the University
of Pennsylvania to untenured scholars whose PhD date is between
December 1991 and December 1999.

All humanistic disciplines are covered. Research proposals should relate
to "style", which is the theme for the 2000-2002 academic year of the
Penn Humanities Forum.

Applications are due by October 15. Details are available a
http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/fellowships.html#Mellon

Mark Liberman


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