Mellon Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design

Application Deadline

April 14, 2018

The Project in Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D), invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit research proposals for Academic Year 2018-19. Small grants will be awarded to support projects that align with the mission of the H+U+D project.

H+U+D is a joint effort among the Schools of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Design (PennDesign), and the Penn Institute of Urban Research (Penn IUR) whose objective is to promote synergies among the humanities and design disciplines. The project is described in the Almanac here: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v59/n31/mellon.html

Undergraduate Research

Small research grants will be awarded to support interdisciplinary design/humanities projects undertaken by undergraduates in conjunction with a course or faculty-supervised independent study. Eligible research must draw from both humanities and design disciplines. Examples of eligible projects include senior theses in Visual Studies and Urban Studies, ABCS projects, work in the Undergraduate Urban Research Colloquium, and other kinds of interdisciplinary research. The maximum award is $2000 per proposal. Allowable research expenses include travel, archival charges, and photography.

Graduate Research

Small research grants will be awarded to support interdisciplinary design/humanities projects undertaken by graduate students in humanities and design disciplines that focus on the built environment. Eligible research must draw from both humanities and design disciplines. Examples of eligible work include master’s thesis projects, independent study projects, and doctoral dissertation research. The maximum award is $2000 per proposal. Allowable research expenses include travel, archival charges, and photography.

Application Instructions

The application should include

  • Research project proposal (maximum: 500 words)
  • Short itemized budget
  • Unofficial Penn transcript
  • Letter or recommendation from sponsoring faculty member, requested by the applicant via the Letter of Recommendation Request Form

Submit your proposal no later than April 13, 2018, to the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) via the student application.  Proposals will be reviewed by a special awards sub-committee, and funds will be transferred to successful applicants’ departments for disbursement. Questions? Contact Eugenie Birch (elbirch@design.upenn.edu) or David Brownlee (dbrownle@sas.upenn.edu)

 

Research Offering Type

Grant Independent Research

Research Offering Location

USA
Research Eligibility: 

Undergraduate School

College

Research Offering Source

Penn