In partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia Global Centers | Amman has established the Mellon Fellowship Program to support emerging displaced scholars working in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The goal of the program is to create opportunities for scholars to reintegrate into academia and resume their academic pursuits.
Eligible candidates are scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who have been forcibly uprooted from their home countries and respective academic institutions. They could be graduate students who have had their education disrupted or post-doctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers. Creative writers, artists, and curators may also apply.
Fellows will be expected to participate in scholarly presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions. They will be connected to a global network of academics and scholars in Jordan, New York (from Columbia University), and beyond.
Guidelines for Applicants
Applicants for the fellowship starting January 2023 must submit a dossier that includes the following materials in English by July 2, 2022:
- A curriculum vitae that includes academic credentials and professional experience.
- A personal statement (two pages), which includes motivation for applying to this program, as well as a description of and reason for displacement. The statement should describe the applicant’s intellectual trajectory, career goals and teaching philosophy.
- A proposal describing the field of interest, academic work that will be undertaken during the 12-month fellowship and beyond, and broader potential significance of the applicant’s work.
- One to two writing samples/publications;
- Letter of recommendation from an academic colleague who is familiar with applicant’s previous work.
- Copies of academic transcripts.