IHR Mellon Dissertation Fellowships

Five Dissertation Fellowships in the humanities are offered to candidates, who wish to spend time in the UK carrying out archival research for their dissertations. These Fellowships are open to candidates registered for a doctoral degree in a graduate school in the United States or Canada. Candidates for these awards must be working on a dissertation which has already been formally approved. They are not grants to help defray the cost of writing up previous work. These Fellowships will last for one year and will run concurrently with the academic year, i.e. from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014. The stipend for each Fellowship will be USD $25,000. Fellowships will not be renewable or extendable, nor can they be held in conjunction with other maintenance grants. Fellows will be expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without undertaking paid work. Stipends may not be used to defray tuition costs. Fellows will be expected to make their own arrangements for lodging at and transportation to the repository or repositories in which they need to work.
Area of research: 
Eligibility requirements: 

To be eligible for these Fellowships, an applicant will:

  • be enrolled in a doctoral programme in the humanities in a graduate school in the United States or Canada (students doing master’s theses research are not eligible in this programme);
  • complete all doctoral-degree requirements except dissertation research and writing before the beginning of the Fellowship’s tenure;
  • propose research for the dissertation primarily in original source material in the holdings of one or more institutional repositories such as archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums of the United Kingdom.
Amount awarded: 
USD $25,000
Applications open: 
1 Nov 2013 to 17 Jan 2014