Arlen Specter Center Research Fellowship

The Arlen Specter Center offers competitive research fellowships to aid scholars in the pursuit of study and research in an area supported by the Arlen Specter Collection.

2020-21 Call for Fellows

The Specter Center is pleased to announce the opening of two $5,000 competitive research fellowships to be awarded in 2021. Graduate students or post-graduate scholars in relevant areas, like political science, international studies, history, public policy, public administration, or public health are invited to apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2021. Click here for more details.

These fellowships highlight and raise awareness of the significant impact the late senator’s work had on American politics, criminal justice, healthcare policy and culture, In addition to publishing their research, fellows present their work at Specter Center events talks on the East Falls campus to bolster intellectual discourse and further advance the senator’s legacy.

Funding for the fellowships is provided by Arlen Specter’s son, Shanin Specter, a Philadelphia trial attorney and law professor, and his wife, Tracey Specter.