Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Program

The Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships on November 18, 2013.

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Submission deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions >
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows to campus each year to pursue new research projects in the Humanities. Two fellows will be appointed in fall 2014.

Please Note: This year, we will only be accepting applications in the following fields:

  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art History
  • Drama and Dance
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Romance Languages

Applications that do not specifically name one of these Humanities disciplines will not be considered.

Fellows will be given office space for two years at the Center for the Humanities At Tufts (CHAT) and affiliated with the department or interdisciplinary program most germane to their field of research. Fellows will teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency through their home department or program.

It is expected that fellows will take part in the intellectual life of campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by the Center for the Humanities. Applicants whose research will benefit from the research environment and faculty at Tufts are especially encouraged to apply.

All application materials must be received by February 3, 2014 and will be competitively evaluated by the Mellon Postdoctoral Committee. Applicants for the fellowships must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years, and may have ABD status at the time of applying provided their dissertation will be successfully defended by the fall 2014 appointment of the fellowship. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens.

For any other questions, please contact Khalilah Imani Tyre by email at Humanities@tufts.edu or by phone at 617-627-3342.