The National Park Service (NPS) and the National Park Foundation (NPF) invite scholars who are no more than five years beyond receipt of the doctorate to apply for a one-year National Park Service Mellon Public Humanities Postdoctoral fellowship.
Applications must be submitted in pdf format by email only to with the subject line: last name, first name – 2020 Public Humanities Fellowship. 
For best consideration, apply by August 14, 2020
Include: 1. cover letter stating interest and vision for the fellowship (letters may include a summary of the dissertation, a statement of personal research interests and plans, discussion of past engagement with public humanities, discussion of willingness to participate fully in NPS research and education programs); 2. comprehensive curriculum vitae; 3. writing sample accessible to the general public; 4. confirmation of Ph.D. award by August 1, 2020; and 5. three letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommender to with the subject line: LETTER last name, first name – 2020-Public Humanities. 
The one-year Fellowship begins October 1, 2020 and ends September 30, 2021. The location is Philadelphia, PA with potential for remote work. NPS will provide the Fellow with a workstation. 
Compensation is $63,650 plus a $7,000 allowance for health benefits as well as research costs (conferences and publications) of $3,000. Travel funding is provided separately. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant, or employment (part-time or full-time).