Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Program
The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows program is supported by an endowment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for fellowships in the humanities and humanities-related social studies.
Mellon Fellows are appointed for two years, and teach two courses per year. Each Postdoctoral Fellow establishes a close mentoring relationship with one or two faculty members and collaborates with these as appropriate.
At least half of the courses taught by a Postdoctoral Fellow serve to replace courses that would normally be taught by faculty members who are on leave, have accumulated at least one course of MAP teaching credit (6 MAPs), or seek the opportunity to teach in an interdisciplinary area. The courses taught must include at least one course each year that is regularly offered in the College curriculum. These courses are not intended as new additions to the curriculum.
Department proposals should identify the departmental needs that would be met by having a Postdoctoral Fellow (partial leave replacement, MAP course credit, enabling EKI teaching by exiting faculty, etc.). To the extent possible, the department should identify the courses to be taught by the Postdoctoral Fellow. Finally, a formal description (ad copy) of the proposed position should be included (template: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/chairinfo/facrecruit/desctemplate-0). Please note that the Mellon Foundation stipulates that Postdoctoral Fellows must not be more than three years beyond receipt of the Ph.D.
The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Program may not be offered every year. When the Program allows, a call for proposals will be sent to department and concentration chairs in early fall.
Proposals are limited to two pages and are due in the Dean's office by the first Friday in October. The Executive Council will consider these proposals at its subsequent meeting, rank them, and recommend whether to initiate a search in the area that has submitted the top-ranked proposal. If a search is approved, the College can begin shortly thereafter to advertise the Fellowship. Please feel welcome to contact the Deans' Office with any questions about this program. +~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+ Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Support for Teaching and Learning +~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~+