Mellon Graduate Fellowships in Collaborative Humanities

The Cogut Institute for the Humanities announces a fellowship opportunity for students participating in or planning to participate in the new Graduate Certificate Program in Collaborative Humanities. This unique and intensive program, which can be completed during the course of one’s regular doctoral study, promotes interactive forms of cross-disciplinary work and project-development support. A full description of the program is available here.

We will be awarding up to nine Mellon Graduate Fellowships in Collaborative Humanities for the 2018–2019 academic year, which will relieve students in the program from all teaching duties in their home department and allow students otherwise scheduled for a fellowship year to bank a year of fellowship. The fellowship also includes a $1000 research and travel award.


Students who are entering the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of their doctoral program may apply for the fellowship. You may apply whether or not you have started the sequence of collaborative seminars.


The application deadline will be March 9, 2018. Applications are not open at this time but materials will include:
1) a 1-2 page single-spaced statement explaining why the Collaborative Humanities program is important to your academic and professional goals and outlining your proposed schedule for completing the program
2) a CV, including a list of all PhD coursework to date;
3) a writing sample of 10-25 pages;
4) a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your PhD program, ideally your primary advisor;
5) a brief letter from your departmental DGS stating that you are in good standing and that the department supports your participation in the program.

Awards will be announced early April 2018.

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