With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New England Humanities Consortium’s Faculty of Color Working Group is pleased to accept applications for two (2) Mellon Faculty Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences for the 2022–2023 academic year. The fellowship is intended for faculty from historically disadvantaged racial groups or those whose projects specifically confront institutional blocks for BIPOC faculty. Full-time assistant and associate professors on the tenure-track at their home institutions are eligible to apply.
Applications are open to any faculty member from historically disadvantaged racial groups at NEHC member institutions, which include Amherst College, Brown University, Colby College, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, Northeastern University, Smith College, Tufts University, University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, University of Vermont, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College.
Criteria for successful applicants include but are not limited to: quality of research proposal; strength of reference letters; stage of tenure/promotion dossier preparation and fulfillment of tenure and promotion requirements; scholar’s support needs to fulfill these requirements; likelihood of support or failure thereof related to scholar’s professional advancement at home institution; likelihood of applicant to contribute to a larger support network for faculty of color in the region and/or to understanding and addressing the impediments to success for FOC in higher education.
The Mellon Faculty Fellows will receive a stipend of $40,000 and $2,500 for moving expenses if needed. Awards will be given to the successful applicant’s home institution (the institution that formally employs them as faculty). Fellows will be in residence at a host institution (the institution at which the fellow spends the fellowship year). Both institutions need to be NEHC members.
We recommend that applicants contact potential host institutions and faculty as early as possible to discuss possible arrangements. While the host institution does not pay salary or benefits to the Fellow while they are in residence, they are expected to provide the benefits to the visiting Fellow typically granted to visiting faculty and academic professionals.
The Mellon Fellows will be expected to give at least one public lecture or its equivalent at the hosting institute or center. The lecture will be publicized by the FOCWG and the NEHC.
Each application must include a:
- Completed cover sheet form (on Interfolio), including contact information for two references
- A proposal narrative (3 pages max.)
- A short CV (3 pages max.)
- A letter from a NEHC member institute or center director indicating support for hosting the fellow during the fellowship year.
To receive full consideration applications should conform to our application guidelines.
All documents must be submitted to Interfolio by March 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST).
Applicants to this position receive a free Interfolio Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.