Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award

There is one week left for junior faculty to apply for the the Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your colleagues who are eligible.

The award, formerly the Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Award, is structured to free the time of junior faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. Eligible applicants must have passed their third-year review or their institution’s equivalent no later than January 31, 2020.

Ten awardees will receive a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year.

The program is open to faculty in any field of the humanities or social sciences; preference will be given to those working on 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education.

Download the program flyer here
Deadline: December 2, 2019
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