Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Collaborative Humanities

The Cogut Institute, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offers fellowships to students participating in or planning to participate in the Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Humanities. Fellowships relieve students from all teaching duties in their home department and allow students otherwise scheduled for a fellowship year to bank a year of fellowship. In addition to the stipend, the fellowship covers tuition, the health services fee, and health and dental insurance. It also includes a $1,000 research and travel award. We will be awarding up to nine Mellon Graduate Fellowships in Collaborative Humanities for the 2019–2020 academic year.

The Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Humanities promotes interactive forms of cross-disciplinary work oriented toward the most challenging questions facing humanities research today. Collaboration is built through research practices dedicated to thinking together across disciplines and geographical locations. Participants pursue these forms of inquiry through teaching models and student practices that experiment with group presentations, collaborative online discussions, co-authored seminar papers, and other forms of intellectual partnership. Read more about the Collaborative Humanities Initiative and the Mellon Graduate Fellows in Collaborative Humanities.


The fellowship is open to Brown University students pursuing doctorates in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Students currently in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of their doctoral program may apply whether or not they have started the sequence of collaborative seminars and have formally enrolled in the certificate program. Students hold the fellowship in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of their doctoral program.


Applications are closed at the moment. Information about the 2019–2020 application cycle is forthcoming. To apply, please submit:

  1. The Graduate Certificate application through UFunds including your statement of purpose, completion timeline, C.V., and letters of support.
  2. A writing sample of 10 to 25 pages via the Mellon Graduate Fellowship application form (You must be logged into your Brown University email account to access the form).

Applications are reviewed by the governing board of the Cogut Institute.

Questions? Please contact Damien Mahiet, Associate Director.