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Bourse postdoctorale A. W. Mellon

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, History of Science, Medicine, and/or Environment, 2019-2021

Call for applications

University of Wisconsin-Madison: College of Letters & Science: Institute for Research in the Humanities and Center for the Humanities

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Open Date Apr 22, 2019

Deadline May 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellow will be housed in the Department of History and supported by the Center for the Humanities. The fellow will begin on August 19, 2019, and will teach a total of three undergraduate courses over two years, with no teaching in the first semester of the fellowship.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or relevant degree program by the start of the appointment. We seek applications from scholars with expertise in the history of science, medicine, and/or the environment, from the early modern to contemporary period, in any geographic area. Competitive applicants will have a strong research profile and proven record of teaching at the undergraduate level.

For 2019-2021, the stipend for postdoctoral fellows will be at least $67,870 per academic year, with a $5,000 per year research allowance. Fellows will be furnished with office space and computer equipment. Fellows are eligible for health insurance (more information:

All materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 10, 2019, to ensure full consideration.

Complete information about the UW-Madison Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is available here.

Questions about the program or application process may be directed to Megan Massino: or 608.890.0013

Applicants must hold a PhD in History or a relevant degree program.
Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are within 5 years of having received their PhD. To be eligible for this competition, the degree must be received between August 2014 and August 2019.
Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to file their final thesis prior to the begin date of the fellowship (August 19, 2019) must provide a letter from their home institution (department chair, head of graduate studies, or advisor) confirming the degree award schedule.
Doctoral candidates and those holding PhDs or other doctoral degrees from UW-Madison are ineligible.
The fellowship has no nationality requirements. If accepted, international candidates will be responsible for securing their own paperwork, visas, etc. as needed, though the university can provide some support in that process.
Selected recipients may not hold another fellowship simultaneous with this one.

Application Instructions 
Your application must include the following:
Proposal of up to 2,000 words. The proposal should outline completed research (including dissertation); work in progress; research that will be conducted as a Mellon Fellow; a description of professional goals and plans for publication; an indication of the undergraduate courses you might teach; and other relevant information. Include how you believe you would benefit from being at UW-Madison, including the faculty associations you would like to develop.
Curriculum vitae; include work forthcoming and in progress.
Writing sample of up to 25 pages double spaced. The writing sample should be in English. References/images/endnotes may be in reasonable excess of the 25 pages.
Degree confirmation letter: applicants who do not yet hold a PhD must provide a letter from their home institution (department chair, head of graduate studies, or advisor) confirming the degree award schedule. Upload via “Additional Documents.” If your advisor has included this information in their recommendation letter, please upload a PDF that says: “Schedule for completion indicated in recommendation letter from [NAME].”
Optional: Statement of teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi or descriptions of courses you have taught or would like to teach. Upload via “Additional Documents.”
Confidential reference letters from two writers. Reference letters must be submitted via Interfolio. However, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FULL SET OF REFERENCES and encourage your letter writers to submit their letters as soon as possible.

In addition, your application will include entries in the "Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Information Form 2019-2021" with inputs to tell us about your dissertation committee, references, and educational background. This form includes a field for a 100 word abstract of the dissertation (or book project if current project is unrelated to dissertation).

When you begin your application, you will be asked to upload your curriculum vitae, proposal, and writing sample as separate documents (details for these submissions are below). If you would like to include teaching information and/or you have a letter corroborating the degree award schedule, upload these as “additional documents.”

All materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 10, 2019 to ensure full consideration.

Questions? Contact Megan Massino: / 608.890.0013 

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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