Mellon Interdisciplinary Humanities Summer Fellowship

This fellowship provides opportunities for students to conduct faculty-mentored research and pursue a creative interdisciplinary project (eg. dance, art, film, etc) based in the humanities. Students will be mentored by faculty and conduct their individual projects throughout the summer.


  • 10 summer fellowships will be awarded
  • $4500 award for students plus $1300 reimbursement for conference fees, travel, lodging, supplies, or transportation
  • $1000 stipend to the faculty mentor

Eligibility Requirements

All students are eligible to apply, preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors who have completed Core 3


Monday, February 10, 2020 by 11:59PM PST


Application Information

To apply, please complete the application below:

Application will require:
  • Project abstract
  • Project description and budget description
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from the faculty member who will be mentoring your research. Letter of recommendation should be submitted by February 10th. Please send this link: to the faculty who will be writing the recommendation and include the deadline in your correspondence
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Information:
If your project involves work with human participants (ex. surveys, interviews) your project will require IRB approval. Your faculty mentor must possess the relevant training and be willing to supervise your research methodology.
You must correspond via email or in person with an IRB chair or the IRB administrator prior to applying to receive guidance on IRB requirements. You may apply for the fellowship prior to receiving official IRB approval, but if granted the fellowship, you will not receive funding until you have received IRB approval. See for information on how to apply for IRB approval, including the link to the online application.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Information:
If your research involves work with animals, you must work closely with a Keck Science professor who has the expertise required for the project and you must receive relevant training and health clearance. All experiments involving vertebrate animals must be approved by the Keck Science Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ( Contact Professor Melissa Coleman ( with questions about animal use.

Additional Information

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Associate Dean of Faculty Jennifer Armstrong or Mellon Humanities Coordinator Liza Chavac



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