Grant of the Week: Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors

The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, with the support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, offers one-year fellowships for assistant professors at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. These fellowships support promising young scholars who have embarked on professional careers.

While at the Institute, fellowship recipients will be expected to engage exclusively in scholarly research and writing (preferably beyond revising their dissertations). The School of Historical Studies is interested in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of Western, Near Eastern and Far Eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations.

Three appointments will be made for the academic year 2008-09. Appointments will be for one full year (July 1 through June 30 with the option of staying through the second summer until August 15) and will carry all the privileges of membership at the Institute for Advanced Study. The stipend will match the combined salary and benefits at the member’s home institution at the time of application. See the Institute’s web site for more information. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2007.

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