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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wesleyan University


The purpose of this Fellowship is to promote interdisciplinary interests among younger scholars, to further their scholarship by providing free time with a distinguished teaching and research faculty. One fellow will be appointed to the Wesleyan University Center for the Humanities. He or she will teach one undergraduate course, participate in the work of the Center for the Humanities, which sponsors conferences, lectures, and colloquia on various topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and give one public lecture. The fellow is required to live in Middletown, CT during the academic year. Themes for 2002-2003 will be "Transnationalisms, Past and Present" (fall) and "Mimesis" (spring).


Scholars who have received their PhD degree within the last four years in any field of humanistic inquiry are invited to apply.


The stipend is $40,000.


November 15, 2001- Applications must be received by this date.

Application and for more information

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There is no official application form: Candidates for the Mellon Fellowship should submit the following documents:

* a full statement of current research interests.
* a brief proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course related to one of the two Center for the Humanities themes.
* a full curriculum vitae
* at least three letters of recommendation
* copies of published work, extracts from the dissertation, or drafts of work in progress (not to exceed 30 pages).

Applications should be sent to

Professor Henry Abelove
Director, Center for the Humanities
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459

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