Grants & Fellowships
Our list of current research visitors and past Mellon Fellows notes some of the scholars who have enriched the Institute by their presence.The Institute offers several competitively awarded external grants and fellowships. Annually, the MI offers a Mellon Fellowship in medieval studies that allows a junior faculty member to spend a year at Notre Dame working on his or her own research and a Byzantine Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship. Those who wish to consult the Institute’s Ambrosiana microfilm or photographic collection may apply for a stipend that permit several days of focused research. The Institute also offers an internal prize, The Olivia R. Constable Prize for Summer Study in Oxford and Europe, for Notre Dame faculty members.
Should the MI not offer a fellowship that meets your interests or needs, we invite you to consider fellowships offered by Notre Dame's Institute for Advanced Study.
A. W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies
The Medieval Institute offers a fellowship for a junior faculty scholar in Medieval Studies, made possible through the generous response of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to a challenge grant awarded to Notre Dame by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This Fellowship is designed for junior faculty who currently hold a position in a United States university as an assistant professor. It is open to qualified applicants in all fields of Medieval Studies. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at Notre Dame's famed Medieval Institute during the academic year (this is a nine-month position that begins in August).
The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holders to complete research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but holders are expected to participate in the multidisciplinary intellectual life of the Institute and to reside in South Bend. The Fellow will be provided with a private carrel in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.
In addition, towards the conclusion of their residency the Fellow’s work will be at the center of a half-day conference. Three senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited to campus for a half-day public seminar treating the subject matter of the Fellow’s research. The senior scholars will also read and discuss a draft version of the Fellow’s work in an extended private session, a one-to-one conversation following a close reading of the draft, with a view to improving the manuscript before its submission to a press.
VIew the list of past Mellon Fellows and their project titles.
Eligibility: Mellon scholars must hold a tenure-track appointment at a U.S. institution, obviously with a completed Ph.D., and should not be more than six years beyond receiving their Ph.D. at the time of the application.
Stipend: $50,000 (paid directly to the Fellow’s home institution)
Application deadline: February 1, for the upcoming academic year
Application procedure: Submit your application through Interfolio. You will need to upload a letter of application, a project proposal of no more than 2500 words, a current c.v., and three letters of recommendation.
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