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Stanford U accepting Applications for the Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: California, United States
    Position: Fellow

    Stanford University invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, a unique opportunity for the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to five fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third). Fellows teach two courses per year (or the equivalent) in one of Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments or through an interdisciplinary program or project. They are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the program, which includes regular meetings with other fellows and faculty to share work in progress and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops.

    The Mellon Fellowship provides postdoctoral fellowships in all the fields represented by Stanford’s fifteen humanities departments. Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis).

    Eligible fields for the 2017 competition (for fellowships beginning autumn 2018):
    • History
    • Music
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures

    The University invites applicants for these fellowships from any fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department, program, or project. Candidates may wish to specify in the application cover letter the primary eligible field or interdisciplinary area in which they would like to be considered.

    Candidates for this competition must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018. Fellowships will begin on September 1, 2018.

    The stipend for 2018-19 will be $80,000, and compensation will include additional support for computer equipment, research, and relocation expenses, depending on the needs of individual fellows.

    Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on November 15, 2017. To apply, complete the online application process via the link at

    You will be asked to electronically submit the following material:
    • Cover letter (circa one page) describing your research and teaching interests to an interdisciplinary search committee
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Dissertation abstract (up to three pages).
    • A sample of written work (article length, no longer than 40 pages)
    • A separate description of teaching experience and interests (up to three pages)
    Note: Courses will be offered through standing Stanford departments or programs; applicants should familiarize themselves with recent course offerings and curricula.
    • Three confidential letters of recommendation (or the applicant’s active graduate school dossier)

    Faxed or emailed application materials cannot be considered.

    Stanford Ph.D.s and employees are not eligible for consideration.

    Only complete applications submitted through the online system will be considered. All applications will be acknowledged. Finalists may be interviewed.

    For more information, please visit or contact the university at

    Primary Category: None
    Secondary Categories: None
    Closing Date: 11/15/2017

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