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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships from Cornell

Cornell University


Postdoctoral teaching-research fellowships in the humanities, each awarded for the one-year period beginning July 2005, offer stipends of $40,000. While in residence at Cornell, postdoctoral fellows hold department affiliation and have limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowships are available in five areas of specialization.

Under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Cornell University's continuing program provides postdoctoral fellowships for nontenured scholars and teachers in the humanities. The program is designed to encourage the academic growth of promising humanists with recent Ph.D. degrees.




You must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 1999. Applicants who will receive the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2005 are eligible to apply. Such applicants must include a letter of confirmation (see below). Fellowships are limited to citizens of the United States, Canada, or those with permanent U.S. residency cards.


All application materials (including letters of recommendation) must be postmarked on or before October 21, 2004. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to the Society for the Humanities by the closing date.

Application and for more information

Either use the below form or print out the printer-friendly version, here.

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Mailing address
State/Province Zip/Postal Code
Telephone number (home)
Telephone number (office)
U.S. Social Security number
Date of Ph.D. degree (month and year)
Present position
My application should be reviewed for the following areas of specialization:
German Studies
Near Eastern Studies
Science and Technology Studies
Please check the box that applies. If you are applying in more than one area of specialization, please submit additional copies of all of your application materials.

Please return this form with your application.

To apply, please return this form, and specify the discipline for which you wish to be considered. The following materials should be postmarked on or before October 21, 2004:

A curriculum vitae.
A detailed statement of current research interests (1,000-3,000 words) that clearly outlines the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship.
Copies of one or two papers or scholarly publications (no more than twenty pages of a thesis).*
A two- to four-page statement of teaching interests and two course proposals (subject area, brief syllabus, proposed methods).
Three letters of recommendation (recommendations may be those included in your placement dossier).
If you do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application, a letter of confirmation must be received from your committee chair or department stating that you will have the Ph.D. degree before the term of the fellowship begins on July 1, 2005.

Send all materials to:
Program Administrator
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
Cornell University
Society for the Humanities
A.D. White House
27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853-1101
Telephone: 607-255-9274


For further, more complete information about application evaluation information, students are referred to the Cornell University website at: or program information is available in 1252 Murphy Hall.

Source of information: UCLA Graduate Division.

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