University of Notre Dame College of Arts and LettersA. W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies 2017, USA

Publish Date: Nov 16, 2016

Deadline: Feb 01, 2017

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

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.

A list of past Mellon Fellows and their project titles is available in the People section of our web site.


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: $40,000 (paid directly to the Fellow’s home institution)
Application deadline for Academic Year 2017-18:  February 1, 2017

Application procedure:

Applicants should submit as one PDF a letter of application, project proposal of no more than 2500 words, completed informational sheet, and current c.v. to Dr. Megan J. Hall at, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same, by February 1, 2017. 

Address questions to the Director of the Medieval Institute, Prof. Thomas Burman, at or 574-631-6604.

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