A one-year, portable merit fellowship for the first year of a Ph.D. program. Designed to attract students to prepare for careers in teaching and in scholarship in humanistic studies. Winners may study at any accredited graduate school of arts and sciences in the US and Canada.

Must be college senior or recent graduate. Must be US citizen or permanent resident. Must NOT have already enrolled in a graduate program. Applicants MUST take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Fields of study: American Studies, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, English Literature, Foreign Language and Literature, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Musicology, Philosophy, Political, Philosophy, Religious Studies.


Coverage for first year of Ph.D. program.


Application request must be postmarked by December. Completed Application: December GRE Test: Test must be taken by December.


The stipend for the fall of 1999 was $14,500, plus tuition and mandated fees.


There is no on-campus interview. Applications are reviewed by the regional committees who invite semi-finalists to personal interviews. Interviews are held in February and March. Winners are announced the last week of March.


Fellowship brochures are available at the Student Fellowships Coordinator's office. The application process for the Mellon is completely the responsibility of the applicant. Please note the deadline for taking the GRE. Fore more information visit the Mellon website.

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