With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is delighted to offer two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from Fall 2019 to the end of Spring 2020. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
- Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
- Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
- Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of humanities and humanistic social sciences.
- Scholarship Award: Fellows are expected to teach two courses in their home department(s) or program(s) in each year of their residency. At least one of the four courses should contribute something new to the Dartmouth curriculum, and at least one should be an introductory lecture course. Fellows will not, however, be asked to teach basic language courses. The appointed fellows will enjoy full use of such college resources as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, the Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center. The 2018-2020 fellows received an annual stipend of $57,528 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year-only computer allowance of $2,500. The terms for the 2019-2021 fellows will be similar. Applicants for the 2019-2021 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2019 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.
- Number of Scholarships: Two fellowships will be awarded.
- Nationality: International applicants
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants for the 2019-2021 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2017. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2019 should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.
- English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Transcripts uploaded to Interfolio technically are considered “unofficial.” Uploaded transcripts are required and accepted at the time of application; finalists may be asked to submit official paper transcripts. If your graduate institution does not list grades on transcripts, please note the circumstances in your personal statement. The certification of degree requirement is intended for applicants who do not yet have a Ph.D. but expect to complete one by the June 30th that precedes that start date of this fellowship. Such applicants should submit a letter on institutional letterhead attesting to their anticipated schedule for completion. It may be signed by the advisor, chair of the department, or other relevant faculty member. Interfolio may mark as “incomplete” any application that does not have a document uploaded in the “certification of degree” spot. Applicants who have earned their Ph.D. may upload in this spot a transcript or digital image of their diploma. Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be evaluated by the Leslie Center’s Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Associate Deans of the Faculty for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary & International Programs. Strong fellowship applications will be circulated to relevant departments and programs, which will then be invited to apply for one of the candidates. Departments and programs will be expected to justify requests for a fellow by detailing the benefits expected from, and afforded to, that fellow, and by indicating how the fellow might contribute something new, or currently lacking, to the intellectual life of the college. There is no requirement that the fellows be U.S. citizens, but the Mellon Foundation does want to see the fellowships awarded to individuals who seem likely to make their careers in the United States.