All McNeil Center fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to participate in the Center’s program of seminars and other activities. During the two-year term of appointment, the Mellon Fellow will teach three courses in the University of Pennsylvania History Department and will be mentored by a senior member of the Penn faculty.
The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to research and writing. While this fellowship is particularly appropriate for projects designed to turn a doctoral dissertation into a publishable monograph, any project dealing with the histories and cultures of North America and the Caribbean before 1850 will be considered. Proposals dependent on the use of Philadelphia-area archives and libraries are particularly welcome. During or after the term of appointment, the fellow may submit his or her manuscript for consideration by the Center?s Early American Studies series, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, but will be under no obligation to do so. Applicants must have earned the PhD in American History or a closely allied field no earlier than 1998 and must have the degree in hand when the term of appointment commences.
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Funder: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Stage of Study:
Citizenship: International, U.S. Citizen