Mellon Public Writing Fellowship

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Mellon Public Writing Fellowship

Graduate students interested in community engagement have an extraordinary chance. Mellon Humanities Ph.D. Interventions Project is happily introducing its Mellon Public Writing Fellowship. Candidates should be a full-time student in a doctoral program in good standing. Fellows should be willing to work as a full member of a diverse team. The Emory Writing Program will award two graduate Mellon Public Writing Fellowships for 2021-2022 to advanced graduate students interested in community engagement and public scholarship.

The MPW Fellowship responds to recent academic calls to re-envision doctoral work by broadening understanding of the activities that comprise research, teaching, and service in the context of the trend toward a more civically engaged university. Co-created community partner projects that seek to engage public audiences beyond academe offer graduate students an opportunity to develop expertise in community knowledge outside of the university. MPW fellows partner with a community organization to develop and execute a writing project(s) that is mutually beneficial to the fellow and partnering organization.

Emory’s Graduate School was organized as a distinct university division in 1919 and awarded its first Ph. D. to a student in chemistry in 1948. the Laney Graduate School offers the Ph.D. and Masters’s degrees in more than 40 programs across the humanities, the social sciences, biomedical and natural science, public health, nursing, and business. Their graduate students are present in nearly every research area at Emory, working with esteemed faculty and researchers to solve complex problems time and advance the global good.

Brief Description       

Take a look at the table below more details about the program:

Organization Mellon Humanities
Educational Level Doctoral students
Subjects Any
Amount Multiple
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards Undefined
City Multiple
Nationality Domestic and International
Country United States
Application Deadline November 16, 2020
Application Fees Nil
Requirement Application, CV, Written sample


Who May Be Eligible?

Candidates who are interested in this program should take a look at the below-given requirements:

  • The applicant must be a full-time student in a doctoral program in good standing.
  • Fellows should be in residency in the year of appointment.
  • Candidate must be willing to work as a full member of a diverse team.
  • The fellow should be in their 5th, 6th, or 7th year of graduate study at the time of application; while students in their 7th year are eligible to apply, preference will be given to students in their 5th or 6th year which show that they are likely to complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.
  • Candidates should not have held an Emory completion fellowship previously.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates need to visit the official portal and log in using your regular ADMIT net ID and password or set up an account with ADMIT first and then log in. Please select your fellowship from the drop-down box and follow the upload fields. The application will not let you proceed until you upload all the necessary materials. If you are applying for multiple fellowships, you must finish one application before you can begin another. You will need to upload the application items as PDF files. All the needed materials should be submitted with caution.

Supporting Documents

  • The student should submit a statement of purpose addressing the following three subjects: your long-term career goals; and your experiences relevant to this position such as course work, experience in research methods, and previous community engagement work, why you would like to work with a community partner, and how this experience would enhance your professional development.
  • A current curriculum vitae; and a copy of your Emory transcript (a copy of an unofficial transcript issued to the student is acceptable) must be sent.
  • A writing sample (preferably under 20 pages) that represents your best expository prose, A faculty letter of recommendation assessing your abilities and promise as a writer, thinker,
  • Teachers and scholars are mandatory. The letter is requested and submitted as part of the online application.


Fellows will receive a stipend for nine months (September 2021-May 2022) along with a 100% subsidy for the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP). Travel costs to the organization site will be covered (to be reimbursed through the Writing Program). The stipend amount will be $23,831, paid over 9-months, and the EUSHIP subsidy currently costs $3,816. This fellowship will add immense value to their resume.

Application Deadline

All the materials should be submitted before November 16, 2020. All the materials should be submitted with concern. No late application will be entertained.

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