Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award-- Deadline to apply approaching quickly (12/1/21)

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December 1, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, formerly known as the WW National Fellowship Foundation. The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. The award is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive.

Eligible applicants must:

-Have passed their third-year/midpoint review (or their institution’s equivalent); and

-work in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to those whose work echoes and elaborates themes related to 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society with an emphasis on scholarly topics that relate to or provide context for the study of culture, equity, inclusion, civil rights, and education in the Americas.

Contact Info: 

Jane Foran, Institute for Citizens & Scholars