Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is accepting applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences at The Leslie Center for the Humanities.

These fellowships are open to the scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed.

The 2018-2020 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants for the 2019-2021 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017.
  • Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2019, should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • They are currently not accepting applications for Anthropology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Theater; Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages; History; and Russian.
  • Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.
  • Do not submit material materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio shall be considered. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.
  • In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and academic transcripts.
  • Candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy.
  • The certification of degree requirement is intended for applicants who do not yet have a Ph.D. but expect to complete one by the June 30th that precedes that start date of this fellowship.
  • There is no requirement that the fellows are U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.


  • The 2018-2020 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and
  • A first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500.

Application Deadline:

Applications for the 2019-2021 fellowship must be received by October 1, 2018, at 12 midnight EST.

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