Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships for Ph.D. Students


Award Amount: $57,528

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 1, 2017, at 12 midnight EST

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from fall 2018 to the end of Spring 2020. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees. The fellowship programs are helping to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as teachers.

Host Institution:

The Center was founded in 1999 and named for Alan and Fannie Leslie. The Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities have provided support to the humanities through colloquia, seminars, symposia, and conferences, as well as activities for students, faculty, and visitors relating to the humanities.


To be eligible,

  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January or candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June.
  • There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant must create an account through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered. All documents are required electronically via Interfolio.

  • In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and academic transcripts.
  • Candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy.

Award Description:

Dartmouth College will provide an award $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500 to the winning candidates.

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