Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowship

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The Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of MMUF Fellows among tenure-track faculty in core fields of the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation's mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

About the Program

The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, provides each Fellow with a six-month period during which to focus on the research and scholarship necessary to secure a tenure-track position. Two fellowships are awarded each year.

  • A $10,000 maximum stipend
  • Six-month award period (cannot be deferred)
  • One assigned mentor
  • Funding to attend one conference with mentor



  • • Mellon Mays undergraduate Fellowship Programs alumni
  • • Adjunct faculty in one of the designated fields (see fields here)
  • • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States as of November 6, 2020 (include copy of green card if a permanent resident).


  • • Teach one course during the Fellowship period
  • • Complete the proposed research
  • • Submit a final report including a plan for application to tenure track positions

Important Dates

Event Date
Application Deadline November 6, 2020
Final Selection Mid-January 2021
Award Notification Mid-February 2021

This is a tentative schedule of events for the selection and announcement of the 2021 Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowships.

More Information

For more information about the program and application materials, contact: [email protected]

Ritu Mukherjee | Mellon Program Associate


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