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Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are eligible to apply for the Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope--that is, American history and culture through 1876--is eligible.

Applicants may come from such fields as history, literature, American studies, political science, art history, music history, and others relating to America in the period of the Society's coverage. The Society welcomes applications from those who have advance book contracts, as well as those who have not yet made contact with a publisher. The twelve-month stipend for this fellowship is $30,000.

The deadline for application for a Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship to be held during the 2007-2008 academic year is October 15, 2006.

The Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship offers splendid opportunities for collegiality with and mentoring from the staff, other visiting fellows, and the academic community in and near Worcester, Massachusetts. The Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowship offers splendid opportunities for collegiality with and mentoring from the staff, other visiting fellows, and the academic community in and near Worcester, Massachusetts. Recipients of other AAS long-term and short-term fellowships--academic scholars as well as creative and performing artists and writers--will be in residence for varying periods of time throughout the Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow's tenure.

The Society has self-catering accommodations that fellows may rent. Although fellows have priority, renting from the Society is not a requirement of those holding fellowships. When requested, the staff will do their best to suggest alternative accommodations in Worcester or environs.

 

Application Procedure

The Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow will be selected on the basis of the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the appropriateness of the project to the Society's collections and interests, and, above all, the likelihood that the revised dissertation will make a highly significant book.

The application packet for 2007-2008 fellowships will be posted online later this year.

 

For more information, consult the frequently asked questions page or contact:

Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellowships
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609-1634

Telephone: (508) 755-5221
Fax: (508) 754-9069
E-mail: academicfellowships[at]mwa.org

Preforming
Menken
The first book by an AAS-Mellon Post-Dissertation Scholar, Performing Menken: Ada Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity, by Renée M. Sentilles was published by Cambridge University Press in the Spring of 2003.

Faith and Boundaries
David J. Silverman, Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

American Women Authors
Melissa J. Homestead, American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Deadlines

October 15, 2006

Application 
Procedure

The application packet for 2007-2008 fellowships will be posted online later this year.

Additional 
Information

* Frequently asked questions
* A complete list of recipients of the Mellon Post-dissertation fellowship

 


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