Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Tufts University in Massachusetts

Deadline February 01, 2013
Date Posted December 6, 2012
Type Post-doc
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

 Tufts University Center for the Humanities

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows


Now Accepting Applications for February 1 Deadline


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously provided Tufts University with funding to bring two postdoctoral fellows to campus each year to pursue new research projects in the Humanities. Two fellows will be appointed in fall 2013. The stipend for fellows will be $48,000 plus benefits, and a research allowance of $5,000 per year.


Please Note: This year, we will only be accepting applications in the following fields:

  • Classics
  • English
  • German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
  • Music
  • Religion

Applications that do not specifically name one of these Humanities disciplines will not be considered.


Fellows will be given office space for two years at the Center for the Humanities At Tufts (CHAT) and affiliated with the department or interdisciplinary program most germane to their field of research. Fellows will teach one course in the spring semester of their first year and two in the second year of their residency through their home department or program.


It is expected that fellows will take part in the intellectual life of campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by the Center for the Humanities. Applicants whose research will benefit from the research environment and faculty at Tufts are especially encouraged to apply.


The application deadline will be Friday, February 1, 2013 at
5:00 p.m. Eastern time
. At this time, applications cannot be submitted electronically.

All application materials will be competitively evaluated by the Mellon Postdoctoral Committee.  Applicants for the fellowships must have received their Ph.D. within the past five years. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens. 


For further information, guidelines, and to download application materials, please visit .  Please contact Khalilah Imani Tyre by email at or by phone at 617-627-3342 for any other questions.