The Society for the Humanities will sponsor two postdoctoral teaching-research fellowships in the humanities, each awarded for the two-year period beginning July 2012. Each fellowship offers a stipend of $45,000/year. While in residence at Cornell, Mellon Fellows hold department affiliations and have limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in two areas of specialization.
Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2012/13-2013/14 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after September 2006. Mellon Fellowships are no longer restricted to citizens of the US and Canada. International applicants are welcome to apply. Applicants who will have received the Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2012 are eligible to apply. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.