Mellon-HBCU Residential Fellowships

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or spring-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply. Through an Andrew W. Mellon-funded initiative, the Center especially welcomes applications from scholars at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s own endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Located in the vibrant Research Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. Fellows enjoy private studies, in-house dining, and superb library services that deliver all research materials.


Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET, October 10, 2019.