Mellon Public Humanities Fellowships

Mellon Public Humanities fellowships are open only to humanities doctoral students. They provide humanities doctoral students with summer stipends (generally $3,360 to $4,500) to support an extended opportunity to increase their capacities as scholars while exploring expanded career paths at a variety of host sites. The application deadline is Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Please note that priority will be given to students who have not already received a Mellon Public Humanities Fellowship.


Opportunities exist at a broad range of public humanities sites and positions, including roles at:
  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation working as a communications fellow
  • Arab American National Museum working on exhibit research
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History working on an exhibition on the history of African American music in Detroit
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR) developing resources on professional development of digital library, archives, and museum practitioners
  • Michigan Humanities Council working on the Humanities Grant Program
  • Michigan Publishing working on either digital publishing product development or editorial and marketing analysis
  • Michigan State University MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences working on digital humanities lab projects
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) working in the Office of Challenge Grants
  • University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library Academic Programs and Outreach working in the archives on academic outreach
  • University of Michigan Detroit Center working as program manager for a workshop on “Motown Records ’67: Made in Detroit
  • University of Michigan Library, which has 4 separate opportunities in special collections, developing a Professional Practice course, connecting with environmental humanities, and working on the Detroit 1967 online exhibit
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art working on museum education related to social justice
  • University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Development and Alumni Relations working with alumni recipients of the Distinguished Dissertation Award
Please do consider applying! The deadline is Feb. 6, 2017.