Funding/Sep 15, 2022

2023–2024 Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Stanford University

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The Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities program at Stanford University is a unique opportunity for recent PhD recipients in the humanities to develop as scholars and teachers. Up to four fellowships will be awarded for a two-year term (with the possibility of a third year extension). Fellows teach two courses per year in one of Stanford’s humanities departments or interdisciplinary programs, where they will be provided with office space and a faculty mentor. Fellows will also be affiliated with the Stanford Humanities Center and will have the opportunity to be active in its programs and workshops. Finally, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the fellowship, which includes weekly meetings with other fellows to share work in progress and workshops with Stanford faculty devoted to pedagogy, publishing, and other professional development topics.

Program admissions focus on selected fields of scholarship in each application year (on a rotating basis). We invite applicants to apply for fellowships in fields where their work has demonstrable relevance to teaching and research in the designated Stanford department. For fellowships beginning Fall 2023, applications will be accepted from the following fields of study: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; History; and Linguistics.

All candidates for the Mellon Fellowship must have received a qualified PhD between July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2023. Applicants to the Mellon Fellowship cannot hold PhDs from Stanford University.