Mellon Fellowship for humanities, social sciences PhD students

Oct. 20, 2021

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship is open to UAF Ph.D. students who have completed requirements except their dissertation for a doctoral degree in the humanistic and social sciences (e.g., ssychology, literature, Alaska Native languages, history, anthropology, Indigenous studies and related applied fields, including interdisciplinary programs combining areas of study).

The application period closes Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

The dissertation fellowship includes

  • A stipend of $30,000 for the writing year (normally, the beginning of a semester and ending after eight months or at graduation, whichever comes first) paid out monthly
  • Up to $3,000 in travel funds to attend professional conference(s), carry out research, meet with other scholars, or other purposes that will foster degree completion or professional development
  • The opportunity to take part in writing workshops
  • Indigenous doctoral students will have peer mentoring and be involved in a seminar group

Fellows may choose an additional mentor, outside of the UA or other university system, who is not on their dissertation committee and up to $1,000 per semester may be provided to the mentor.

Up to $1,000 is available for dissertation editing.

Find more information about UAF graduate student funding or call Felicia Burud at 907-474-7464.