2013 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources are offered by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in Humanities and Related Social Science fields USA
About Scholarship: The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources.The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.
Study Subjects: Humanities and related social science fields
Course Level: Research
Scholarship By: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Number of awards: The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year.
Duration: 9-12 months
Cover: Total offer is of $25,000
Eligibility: To be eligible, an applicant will—
-be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States (master’s thesis research is not eligible)
-complete all doctoral requirements except the dissertation and be ready to start research for it as early as June 1 and no later than September 1, 2013, with approval of the dissertation proposal no later than April 1, 2013
-plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination
-write the dissertation and receive the Ph.D. degree in a field of the humanities or in a related element of the social sciences (candidates for the Ed.D, J.D., or D.D. degrees are not eligible).
-An applicant may be of any nationality but must be enrolled in a U.S. graduate school and be studying here, not on a campus abroad even if operated by a U.S. institution.
-Proposed research may be conducted at a single or multiple sites abroad, in the U.S., or both. Any relevant repository may be used, including government archives and private collections accessible to the applicant. Preference is given to applicants who will be studying away from their home institution.
-Those who are conducting original source research using online sources in novel or innovative ways are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Selection criteria: The committee aims to select representatives from different fields of the humanities and related social sciences consistent with quality in the research proposals. The committee will assess quality with reference to the following criteria:
-originality and creativity of the research proposal
-importance of the proposed dissertation to the applicant’s field
-appropriateness of the primary-source collection(s) and institutions in which the applicant proposes to do research
-competence of the applicant for proposed research as indicated by references, transcripts, language skills, research experience, and other academic achievements
-prospects for completing specified research within the time projected and funds awarded (not all dissertation work need necessarily be done within the fellowship period).
Notification: 1 April 2013
Deadline: 15 November 2012
Further Information: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html