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The Leslie Center for the Humanities
Dartmouth College
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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

 TIMELINE

October 1 - DEADLINE

Oct- Dec 2014 - Evaluations

Jan 2015 - Successful Candidates notified by email

Jan 2015 - Unsuccessful Candidates notified by USPS

 

Interfolio Application for Mellon Fellowship - Deadline October 1

 

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2015 to the end of Spring 2017. These fellowships foster the academic careers of 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 program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

We are currently NOT accepting applications for Anthropology, Philosophy, Religion, Russian, and Theater.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research.

Terms of appointment

Fellows are expected to teach two courses in their home department(s) or program(s) in each year of their residency. At least one of the four courses should contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and at least one should be an introductory lecture course. Fellows will not, however, be asked to teach basic language courses.

The appointed fellows will enjoy full use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center.  The 2013-2015 fellows received an annual stipend of $54,600 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2015-2017 fellows will be similar.

Application and selection process

Applicants for the 2015-2017 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2013. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2015 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2015-2017 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 1, 2014. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and official 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. All documents are required electronically via Interfolio by October 1, 2014.

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be evaluated by the Leslie Center's Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs. Strong fellowship applications will be circulated to relevant departments and programs, which will then be invited to apply for one of the candidates. Departments and programs will be expected to justify requests for a fellow by detailing the benefits expected from, and afforded to, that fellow, and by indicating how the fellow might contribute something new, or currently lacking, to the intellectual life of the college. There is no requirement that the fellows be 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.

 

Should you have questions, please direct them to humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.

 

Last Updated: 6/6/14