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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship program is designed to support emerging scholars as they pursue bold and innovative research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The program will make awards to doctoral students who show promise of leading their fields in important new directions. The fellowships are designed to intervene at the formative stage of dissertation development, before writing is advanced, and provide time and support for emerging scholars’ innovative approaches to dissertation research – practical, trans- or interdisciplinary, collaborative, critical, or methodological. The program seeks to expand the range of research methodologies, formats, and areas of inquiry traditionally considered suitable for the dissertation, with a particular focus on supporting scholars who can build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable academy.

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Awardee Stories

William Bamber Awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship
William Bamber, a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Near & Middle East...
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Ph.D. student awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The fellowship will support Will Bamber for a full year of writing as he completes...

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