2015–2016 Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, USA

2015–2016 Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, USA, and applications are submitted till October 15, 2014. Penn Humanities Forum is inviting applications for Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities for the 2015–2016 academic year. Five (5) one-year Mellon postdoctoral fellowships are available to all national and international scholars. Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research. The stipend is $46,500 and fellows will also receive a research fund of $2500. Fellows are required to be in residence during their fellowship year (September 1–May 31). Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Postdoctoral Research

Field(s): Humanists and those in related fields (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are invited to submit research proposals on any aspect of this topic. Exclusions are projects in social science disciplines, educational curriculum building and work by performing artists (n.b., scholars of performance are eligible).


Deadline: October 15, 2014.

Funded By: Penn Humanities Forum


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015–2016 Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is targeted for open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are awarded.

Scholarship Duration: Fellowships are awarded for one year

Scholarship covers: The stipend is $46,500. Health insurance is provided for fellows but not for family and dependents. Fellows also receive a research fund of $2500. Fellows are required to be in residence during their fellowship year (September 1–May 31).


Description

‣ Five (5) one-year 2015–2016 Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is available for the 2015-2016 academic years for untenured scholars in the humanities who received or will receive their PhD between December 2006 and December 2014.

‣ The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.

Eligibility

‣ Th2015–2016 Andrew W Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet application terms.


‣ For the 2015–2016 Fellowship, candidates must have received or will receive their PhD between December 2006 (not before) and December 2014.

‣ You must have your degree in hand or have passed your defense no later than December 2014 to be eligible.

‣ Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime in 2015). The PhD is the only terminal degree eligible (i.e., MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible).


‣ NOTE: International scholars are appointed Mellon fellows under a J-1 visa only (Research Scholar status). No other visa categories are eligible, and no exceptions can be made.

‣ This includes permanent residence status, which Penn does not sponsor for postdoctoral fellows.

‣ The Penn Humanities Forum reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship.

Selection Criteria:

‣ In selecting a cohort of fellows, the Forum aims for a balanced mix of recent Ph.D.s and more seasoned tenure-track faculty (who do not yet have tenure).

‣ Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not held a comparable postdoctoral fellowship elsewhere or enjoyed previous use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life.

Notification:

‣ Awards will be announced by the end of December 2014.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply online

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 15, 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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