Mellon Junior Faculty Fellowship in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Medieval Institute

Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Deadline February 01, 2017
Date Posted October 17, 2016
Type Fellowship
Salary 40,000.00-40,000.00
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Notre Dame invites applicants for a one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies. This Fellowship is designed for junior faculty who currently hold a position in a North American university as an assistant professor. It is open to qualified applicants in all fields of Medieval Studies. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at Notre Dame's famed Medieval Institute during the academic year 2017-18.

The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holders to complete research and writing on a book manuscript in advance of tenure. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but holders are expected to participate in the multidisciplinary intellectual life of the Institute and to reside in South Bend. The Fellow will be provided with a private carrel in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.

In addition, towards the conclusion of their residency the Fellow’s work will be at the center of a half-day conference. Three senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited to campus for a half-day public seminar treating the subject matter of the Fellow’s research. The senior scholars will also read and discuss a draft version of the Fellow’s work in an extended private session, a one-to-one conversation following a close reading of the draft, with a view to improving the manuscript before its submission to a press.

Eligibility: Mellon scholars must hold a tenure-track appointment at a U.S. institution, obviously with a completed Ph.D., and should not be more than six years beyond receiving their Ph.D. at the time of application.

Stipend: $40,000 (paid directly to Fellow’s home institution).

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

Application procedure: Applicants should submit as one PDF a letter of application, project proposal, completed informational sheet, and current c.v., and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. For complete details regarding materials and submission see the Medieval Institute’s web site at http://medieval.nd.edu/information-for-visitors/funding-for-research-visitors/#mellonfellowship.

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