Application Process for the 2013-2015 Fellowships
The Mellon Fellowship is for scholarship across boundaries
Thanks to the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences awards two fellowships each year to promising young scholars working at the intersection of humanities disciplines, or between humanities and other disciplines. This Fellowship is especially intended for scholars who work in more than one specialty within the humanities, or bridging from the humanities with other disciplines.
Terms of Appointment
Applicants must designate the academic unit in which they would like to be located. Units at MIT include Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies, History, Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Music and Theater Arts, and the Program in Science, Technology and Society. Appointments will be for two years, effective July 1, 2013. Fellows will teach one course in Spring 2014 and one per semester the following year, and will be in residence at MIT during this time. Salary will be $50,000 per year with standard benefits, and each Fellow will receive a research fund of $5,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.
Eligibility and Selection
To be eligible for the position, applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2010 and no later than July 1, 2013. If you have not formally received your degree at the time you apply for the fellowship, please forward certification from your Department Head or the Graduate Studies Office at your institution to confirm that you are expected to earn your Ph.D. prior to July 1, 2013. Fellows may not hold other appointments during the period of the Fellowship. Fellowships are awarded only to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. Fellows will be announced in March 2013.
- Letter describing the applicant's teaching and research experience, and presenting a brief proposal for a new research project to be completed during the term of the fellowship
- Curriculum Vitae
- One-page description of an undergraduate class to be offered in Spring 2014
- Three letters of recommendation
Application due no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Applications must be received at MIT by January 15, 2013. Late applications cannot be considered.
Begin the Online Application
Online application will be available September 1st, 2012. Access the online application.