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.

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 2018 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.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Scholarship Benefits: The 2016-2018 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 2018-2020 fellows will be similar.

Number of Scholarships: Two fellowships will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants for the 2018-2020 fellowships must have completed a PhD no earlier than January 1, 2016. Candidates who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to by June 30, 2018, should supply a letter from their home institution corroborating such a schedule.

Eligible Nationalities: International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Method of Application:

Please do not submit material materials via email or postal mail; only information submitted via Interfolio shall be considered. That deadline includes all supporting documentation and reference letters. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed.

In addition to a completed application form, three confidential letters of reference, a CV, and academic transcripts, candidates should submit a personal statement (of no longer than 2,000 words) outlining their completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to their candidacy.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for the 2018-2020 fellowship must be received on Interfolio on or before October 1, 2017.

Scholarship Link