The Center offers one postdoctoral fellowship biennially for two consecutive academic years. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will reside in Washington. During the first year, the fellow will carry out research and writing for publication. The fellow will also design and direct an intensive weeklong seminar for the seven predoctoral fellows at the Center, focusing on a topic related to the applicant's field of interest and with a special emphasis on methodological issues. In the second academic year, while continuing research and writing in residence, the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to teach one course (advanced undergraduate or graduate) by arrangement at a neighboring university. The fellow will also direct an intensive week-long seminar for the seven predoctoral fellows in residence, which can be a repeat or revision of the one designed and directed in the first academic year.
Candidates for postdoctoral fellowships must complete an online application that includes brief proposals for the topic of hte predoctoral seminar and the university course and a copy of an article or a chapter of a book, to be submitted on or before October 15, 2017. Three letters of recommendations in support of the application are required. After a preliminary selection, several candidates will be invited to Washington in early 2018 for interviews. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship cannot be deferred or renewed.
Holders of the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship may reapply for a senior or visiting senior fellowship five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded.
- award period: Septermber 2018 – August 2020
- deadline: October 15, 2017
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