The competition is open to US citizens. Renewable for up to three years, it pays full tuition and an $18,000 stipend. More than a dozen Penn Ph.D. students have won Liebmann Fellowships since 2001. The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).
Note: The sponsors are firm about the requirement that all study be carried out entirely in the US and require that the nominee confirm “he or she does not support, advocate or uphold the principles and doctrines of Communism.”
Penn can nominate three candidates and the internal selection will be done by the Provost’s Office. For the purposes of the internal competition, tax returns and financial aid documentation are not needed; the deadline is 12 noon on December 15, 2011. The application package (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, CV, personal statement, and GREs) should be sent as a single pdf or in hard copy to Karen Lawrence, Associate Director for Education, 122 College Hall/6303. “Originals” are not required for the internal competition.