2018-19 Mellon Fellowships in Digital Humanities
The call for applications is open for Mellon Fellowships for Digital Humanities. The deadline for faculty, postdoc, and graduate student DH fellowship applications has been extended to Wednesday, March 21st. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from Dean Bonnie Dow
Dear Chairs/Directors and DGSs of Humanities and Social Sciences (cc to Administrators):
I am delighted to announce that the College of Arts and Science is now accepting applications for several fellowship opportunities during the 2018-2019 academic year for Vanderbilt faculty, recent Ph.D. graduates, and current graduate students. These fellowships are generously supported by two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants: The Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities and The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education.
Mellon Faculty Fellowships in Digital Humanities
Four one-year fellowships. Each will provide $10,000 to support digital scholarship, plus $10,000 to the faculty fellow’s home department or program to replace one course. Faculty fellows will help lead and contribute to Digital Humanities Center academic programming. Application requirements include a current CV, a DH project statement, a supporting letter from the applicant’s Department Chair or Program Director, and a budget. Apply via Interfolio using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/48965 Deadline for applications is March 21, 2018.
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in Digital Humanities
Three one-year fellowships. Each will provide an academic-year salary of $47,500 with benefits and $5,000 for research funding. Postdoctoral fellows will work on their own digital scholarship projects and will devote some effort to assigned teaching or project work in the digital humanities. Application requirements include a current CV, a DH project statement, and two letters of recommendation (one must be from your Ph.D. advisor). Apply via Interfolio using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/48967 Deadline for applications is March 21, 2018.
Mellon Graduate Student Fellowships in Digital Humanities
Eight one-year fellowships. Each will provide affiliation with the Center during the 2018-2019 academic year. The Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities is intended for students from Vanderbilt humanities or qualitative social sciences doctoral programs and students interested in enrolling in the Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP) program. The Graduate Fellows will pursue training in digital humanities through coursework, research, or dissertation writing, depending on their stage of doctoral study and the requirements of their doctoral programs.
Eligibility: Graduate students in good standing may apply to be Graduate Fellows in any year after their first year of graduate study with the endorsement of their department and advisor. Mellon Graduate Fellows will be permitted to “bank” a year of Vanderbilt graduate fellowship support, thus extending their support packages to six years. Application requirements include a current CV, a DH project statement, and three letters of recommendation (one must be from your DGS). Apply via Interfolio using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/48969. Deadline for applications is March 21, 2018.
I am looking forward to working with faculty, postdocs, and students on these exciting endeavors.
Bonnie J. Dow
Dean of Humanities
Professor of Communication Studies
College of Arts & Science
A few clarifying notes for the application process via Interfolio.
Faculty should log into Interfolio via Partner Institution login using their VUNet ID and password before clicking on the Apply button. All faculty (T/TT/NTT) applicants are welcome.
Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students will need to create an Interfolio account to apply.
Confidential letters will be requested and collected via Interfolio. Applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for letter writers. Interfolio will send the requests. It would be a good idea to alert the letter writers that you have listed that they will be receiving a request via Interfolio.