Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Student Fellowship, Indiana University
“Documentary Media and Historical Transformations”
The Sawyer Seminar and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice (CDRP) at Indiana University will award two Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Graduate Fellowships for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2016. The graduate fellow must be enrolled at Indiana University-Bloomington. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $20,000 for the year as well as health insurance. This Sawyer Seminar is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together filmmakers, historians, legal scholars, film and media scholars, anthropologists, cognitive scientists, and journalists. It will consist of five 2-day conferences, hosted by Indiana University Cinema, and encompass film screenings, lectures, panels, and roundtables. Each conference will address the relationship between documentary and major historical transformations (colonialism, human/civil rights, neoliberalism, Arab Spring), examining how documentaries both reveal and shape socio-political change.
Applicants should be either a) be ABD in Cinema and Media Studies no later than August 31, 2016 with a demonstrable background in History, Law, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Journalism or related discipline or b) have a J.D. or be ABD in History, Law, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Journalism or related discipline no later than August 31, 2016 and have a demonstrable background in the study or production of documentaries.
The Application Should Include:
- 500 words describing how applicants’ research interests connect to one or more the Sawyer Seminar’s themes
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
Email application (and direct any questions) to:
Prof. Joshua Malitsky
Director, Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Employment eligibility verifications requested upon hire.