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Call for Applications Mellon Fellows Program


Due Jan. 30, 2020

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The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2020-21). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute, a structured writing program, faculty mentorship, and ongoing professionalization support.


Affiliation with one of our participating centers (listed below).

Approval by the Director of their IUPLR-affiliated center before they apply to assess eligibility. Directors must send an email of recognition to the program coordinator before the deadline.

Advancement to candidacy (ABD status with defended proposal) in a humanities or a humanities-adjacent discipline. Applicants must have completed a significant portion of the dissertation and anticipate defending at the end of the fellowship year.

Planning to pursue an academic career in teaching and/or research.

Be enrolled at their home institution while foregoing other employment during the fellowship year.

Must be able to attend a one-week IUPLR/Mellon Summer Institute in the summer of 2020 (dates TBA), present at forthcoming Latino Studies conference, and take part in a year-long structured mentorship and writing program.

Apply for the Mellon Fellowship Program Here