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IHR Mellon Fellowships for Doctoral Research in the Humanities

Published: August 23, 2012

IHR Mellon Fellowships for doctoral research in the humanities are administered by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London and are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please forward this information to appropriate individuals and make your students aware that this source of funding exists The Fellowships are intended to help students registered as doctoral candidates at a North American university to:

1) work in original source materials in the humanities in the United Kingdom.
2) help doctoral candidates in the humanities to deepen their ability to develop knowledge from original sources.
3) provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed most helpfully in the future.

There are two types of Fellowship: Pre-dissertation and Dissertation. The Pre-dissertation Fellowship (stipend value USD $5,000) is offered for a maximum of 2 months and is intended to help candidates draw up and revise a dissertation proposal. Candidates must have completed their coursework and examinations prior to the start of the Fellowship. The Dissertation Fellowship (stipend value USD 25,000) is offered to candidates already working on their dissertation and who need to spend time in the United Kingdom to carry out archival research. These fellowships will run concurrently with the academic year (i.e. 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011).

The closing date for receipt of applications, and supporting documentation, is 15 January 2010. Further details and forms may be obtained by using the link below.

Please inform and encourage your doctoral students to apply for these fellowships, where appropriate. This is a valuable opportunity for students who would benefit from carrying out work in original source materials held in the United Kingdom, but who otherwise might not be able to undertake such extensive research.

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For more information, contact

James Lees

Fellowship Officer
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street

Tel: 0207 862 8747
Fax: 0207 862 8745


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